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Jordan Peele becomes the first black screenwriter to win an Oscar best original screenplay

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Actor, comedian, writer, producer, and director Jordan Peele is finally the world’s latest history maker. The New York City native broke barriers, as he took home the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for his hit 2017 film Get Out. The film earned critical acclaim, and countless accolades including the BAFTA and Writers Guild Awards for Best Original Screenplay. He’s also received numerous nominations for the film, including Best Director and Best Picture. Peele was also the first black person to receive these nominations for a debut film. An alum of the widely successful Mad TV, Peele also rose to fame starring in the two-time Primetime Emmy Award winning Comedy Central sketch comedy series Key & Peele, alongside co-creator and friend Keegan-Micheal Key. The hit series lasted for five seasons.

Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, The 90th Annual Academy Awards was aired on March 4, 2018 from the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.

 

Ashly E. Smith
Ashly E. Smith is an author, poet, columnist, and freelance writer from Baltimore, Maryland. With her strong pop culture and entertainment backgrounds, Ashly strives to create articles that inspire as well as entertain.

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