Written by: J. Logan
Before stepping on any toes, I would like to congratulate all of last night's Oscar nominees. An even bigger congratulations goes out to all of those who actually took home the win for their category, but there's one award in particular that I would like to focus on in this post.
Making history for African Americans last night, Jordan Peele took home the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.
Released last February, Get Out, was written and director by comedic actor Jordan Peele. The story followed Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) meeting his white girlfriend's parents for the first time. After uncovering multiple disturbing facts about the family, he ends up kidnapped amongst other things. This mystery/ horror was a hit from the moment it was released and continues to be a fan favorite. Holding a 99% positive rating on RottenTomatoes.com, blowing the box office and making a 250 million profit from ticket sales, the movie continues to break barriers.
Peele started his career in 2003 as a MadTV cast member, the Fox comedy was in it's ninth season. As his career progressed him and his friend Keegan- Michael Key eventually landed their own sketch series on Comedy Central called Key & Peele.. The show received great ratings and helped build a great fan base for both comedians. Peele eventually began writing and directing his first solo film, Get Out. The amount of success the movie generated was amazing and it wasn't even in mind for Peele when he initially began the writing stages. So BIG congratulations to Jordan Peele and I'm exciting for his new project he will be working on this year ;) and also for any films he has in mind for the future.