And they're both in front of the 'Get Out' chair
Oscar, meet Emmy.
Following his history-making victory at the Oscars for Best Original Screenplay, Get Out mastermind Jordan Peele needed to introduce his new award to a special lady in his life. Well, make that two. After Peele’s wife, comedian Chelsea Peretti, got to hold the Oscar, Peele put the trophy face-to-face with the Emmy he won in 2016 for Key & Peele.
“This is exactly what it looked like watching my wife give birth,” tweeted Peele, alongside a photo of the two awards. (The couple welcomed their first son last July.) He later added, “Btw that IS the GET OUT chair.”
“This means so much to me,” Peele said as he accepted the award, becoming the first black screenwriter to win the category. “I stopped writing this movie about 20 times because I thought it was impossible, I thought it wasn’t gonna work, I thought no one would ever make this movie — 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.”
And now he’s only a Grammy and Tony away from an EGOT. Or two Grammys, two Tonys, an Oscar, and an Emmy away from Robert Lopez-status.