Jordan Peele Makes History with Three Oscar Nominations this year

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Jordan Peele has a lot to celebrate today! The actor, comedian, writer, producer, and director bagged three Oscar nominations for Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Picture for his critically acclaimed movie “Get Out”.

This makes the 38-year-old the first African American, and the third person to get three Academy Award nominations for writing, directing and producing. He is also the fifth black filmmaker to ever receive the best director nomination with other previously nominated filmmakers including John Singleton for 1991’s “Boyz n the Hood, Lee Daniels for 2009’s “Precious,” Steve McQueen for 2013’s “12 Years a Slave” and Barry Jenkins for last year’s best-picture winner, “Moonlight.”

Jordan went on Twitter shortly after the nominations were announced to share a gif of the film’s lead actor Daniel Kaluuya crying from the “Get Out” movie in response to the film scoring a total of four nominations for Picture, director, screenplay and Best Actor which Daniel was nominated for.

Shortly after, he tweeted:

I just spoke to Daniel. You know when you’re on the phone trying to disguise the sound of an ugly cry? I failed at that.

Right now I’m just thinking about everyone who bought a ticket and told someone else to. You did this. Thank you.

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