Jordan Peele makes history with best screenplay Oscar win for ‘Get Out’

March 05, 2018
  • By Kelcie Willis, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

Jordan Peele won his first Oscar for best original screenplay for his thriller film “Get Out” at Sunday night’s Oscars. 

Time reported that the win makes Peele the first African-American to win the award in the Academy Awards 90-year history.

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Peele, 39, kept his acceptance speech relatively brief, appearing to be in disbelief.

“This means so much to me,” Peele said. “I stopped writing this movie about 20 times because I thought it was impossible. I thought it wasn’t going to work. 

“I want to dedicate this to all the people who raised my voice and let me make this movie,” he said.

Celebrities offered praise for the win on Twitter.

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