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Jordan Peele is first Black director to win Oscar for best original screenplay

By Taryn Finley, Huffington Post Black Voices

Jordan Peele made history on Sunday by becoming the first black filmmaker to win an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.

The film, “Get Out,” is a social thriller about racism that is also Peele’s directorial debut. The horror/comedy movie breaks the mold as to which films traditionally exceed at the Academy Awards. The award is Peele’s first Oscar.

“This means so much to me. I stopped writing this movie about 20 times because I thought it was impossible,” he said during his acceptance speech.


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