BLACK EXCELLENCE: Jordan Peele Makes History With ‘Get Out’ Oscar Win

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Jordan Peele made history on Sunday night when he became the first African-American to scoop an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for his box office smash, Get Out.

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During his acceptance speech, Jordan revealed how doubt almost stopped the film from happening:

I stopped writing this movie about 20 times because I thought it was impossible.

But I kept coming back to it because I knew if someone let me make this movie, people would hear it and people would see it.

Watch Jordan Peele’s full acceptance speech below.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVmuTIQBoio

 

Jordan took to Twitter after his win and wrote:

 

 

Moral of the story: Push through your doubts and fears because great things are on the other side.

Congratulations!

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