In the past the Oscar’s have struggled to recognize the talent and accomplishments of African-American actors, directors, writers, etc. Contrary to the #OscarsSoWhite trend, last night screenwriter Jordan Peele became the first African American male to win Best Original Screenplay for movie entitled Get Out.
Get Out grossed over $255 million worldwide and received incredible feedback from audiences and critics. The storyline followed a black male, played by Daniel Kaluuya, who takes a weekend trip to meet his white girlfriend’s parents, but is caught in the trap better known as the sunken place.
Although the director and writer, Peele, won Best Original Screenplay, the film had three other nominations at the 90th Annual Academy Awards: Best Actor, Best Director and Best Picture. In addition to five nominations at the 23rd Critics’ Choice Awards, two nominations at the 75th Golden Globe Awards, and two nominations at the 71st British Academy Film Awards.