Jordan Peele CinemaCon’s Director Of The Year

What a time to be alive for Jordan Peele!

A week after making history with Get Out as the first black director with a $100M movie debut, CinemaCon has announced he will be honored as their Director of the Year.

Via Variety:

Peele will be presented with the honor at the CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards ceremony, which takes place March 30 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. “Get Out” has grossed over $133 million domestically in less than four weeks.

“With the phenomenon known as ‘Get Out,’” Jordan Peele has instantaneously become a force to reckon with as a gifted and enormously talented director and filmmaker,” said Mitch Neuhauser, managing director of CinemaCon.

“He has audiences and critics around the globe enamored and spellbound, dare I say hypnotized, with his wildly inventive directorial debut, and we are ecstatic to be honoring him as this year’s ‘Director of the Year.’”

Congratulations to Jordan Peele on an honor well-deserved.

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