In an emotional acceptance speech at the 2018 Oscars, writer and director Jordan Peele said he almost stopped writing his debut feature, Get Out, 20 times, because he thought it was an impossible to write movie, and that he would not be able to write . get it even if you wrote it. The film, which won the Best Original Screenplay award, is a racially charged horror story about a black photographer (Daniel Kaluuya) who meets his white girlfriend's family and discovers a spooky plot. It is Peele's first writing and directing project, making him the first black winner in the category, and only the fourth nominee, after John Singleton, Spike Lee and Suzanne de Passe.
Peele's speech was a quick and emotional account of how she wrote the script, followed by a thank-you list that included "my mother, who taught me to love even in the face of hatred," and all members of the audience who "shouted in the theater. "Offstage, Peele was a little less formal.
I just won an Oscar. WTF?!? – Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) March 5, 2018
The best original script is generally considered one of the most interesting races at the Academy Awards. In the past, the category has been a kind of catch-all for strange and passionate projects, but that has changed dramatically in recent years, in part due to changes in voting rules and the drive for diversity membership. after the #OscarsSoWhite scandal. While in recent years, Get Out was exactly the kind of daring, aggressively different and controversial films that could have been limited to the category of Best Original Screenplay, this year it was also nominated for Best Director and Best Film, with Daniel Kaluuya at best Actor too.
In the Best Original Screenplay category, Get Out was confronted by The Big Sick (scripted by Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani), Lady Bird (scripted by Greta Gerwig), The Shape of Water (scripted by Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor) , and three billboards outside of Ebbing, Missouri (with a script by Martin McDonagh).