Seemingly every star in Hollywood was hyped about Jordan Peele’s Oscar win for Best Original Screenplay, but no one was more excited than the Andre to Peele’s Meegan, the Luther to his Obama, the Hingle McCringleberry to his Xmus Jaxon Flaxon-Waxon.
After Peele won for Get Out, his longtime collaborate and former Key & Peele costar Keegan-Michael Key celebrated on social media. There was shock. There was joy. There was, apparently, a lot of exuberant yelling and standing on chairs.
Peele made his directorial debut with Get Out, and his win Sunday night made him the first black screenwriter to earn the Best Original Screenplay Oscar.
“This means so much to me,” Peele said in his acceptance speech. “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.”
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