African-Americans are re-writing the narratives of Africa across the world every single day. Jordan Peele, black writer and director of the box officer of smasher ‘Get Out’ shined the light on black people once more by winning the Best Original Screenplay trophy at the 2018 Oscars.
This happens to be Jordan’s directorial debut, fetched him three nominations for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. The main star of the movie Daniel Kaluuya was also nominated for Best Director, which he, unfortunately, lost to Gary Oldman.
‘Get Out’ tells the story of a young black photographer, Chris (Playe by Daniel Kaluuya) who uncovers a disturbing secret of modern-day slavery after visiting his white girlfriend’s parents.
Interestingly, Jordan joined other black filmmakers like John Singleton, Spike Lee, and Suzanne de Passe who were previously nominated in the same category but couldn’t win. And, this makes him the first black in history to have won the Best Original Screenplay category.
‘Get Out’ competed against The Big Sick, Lady Bird, The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
Watch his acceptance speech below:
Jordan expressed his excitement on Twitter:
I just won an Oscar. WTF?!?
— Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) March 5, 2018
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