Black History Month isn't over yet, ya'll. Jordan Peele just became the first African American to win the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and everyone, everywhere has (naturally) lost their chill.
Deeply emotional . This one was personal . thank you for being our humble hero !!! Best original screenplay !!! @JordanPeele— Janelle Monáe, Cindi (@JanelleMonae) March 5, 2018
— Kevin Miles (@1KevinMiles) March 5, 2018
"I love you for shouting out at the theater, for shouting out at the screen. Let's keep going," Peele said during his speech, thanking every one who saw Get Out. The film was nominated in three other categories but did not score wins -- but that's okay, because history was still made.
.@JordanPeele wins Best Original Screenplay and thanks fans of #GetOut: "I love you for shouting out at the theater, for shouting out at the screen. Let's keep going" https://t.co/ZF8wllV3ux #Oscars pic.twitter.com/RIbAqdFqA4— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) March 5, 2018
Get Out has become such a cultural phenomenon and we can now say it is an Oscar winning film! Congrats Jordan!