I remember seeing the preview to “Get Out” and thinking to myself “I can’t wait to see this movie”. Then the buzz started growing the closer it came to the release date. Then the box office numbers broke records. Then Jordan Peele made history as an African American Director. But never did I see think the movie would receive Oscar nods and I am so excited that it did.
Peele is only the 5th Black man receive a nomination for best director. He is also the 3rd person in the history of the awards to obtain a nod the best picture, directing, and screenplay writer for a first feature film. Peele said “When I heard about the Daniel nomination, that’s the one that really broke me. That’s the one that made me cry,” he said. “I can’t overexaggerate how much kinship I feel with that guy,” “I realize in a short of receiving this honor that it’s not all about me. For me, what makes it particularly magical is the idea that there might be young people of color who may doubt themselves and what they can do in the industry.”I’m getting emotional now. I was inspired by Whoopi Goldberg winning her Oscar. And sort of paying it forward to the next generation, the idea that people could be inspired, is crazy.”