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Jordan Peele Shocked He Just Won 1st Oscar For "Get Out"

Hollywood, CA – Jordan Peele won his first Academy Awardon Sunday night (March 4). The comedian/director took home the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for his work on the psychological thrillerGet Out.Hisvictory marked the first time in history an African-American person won in that particularcategory.

The film also served asPeele’sdirectorial debut and smashed box fice records.Itearnedhim the highest-grossing debut for a black director and the first such filmto earn over $150 million.

Get Out is nominated in multiple categories, including Best Picture. Actor Daniel Kaluuya is nominated in the Best Actor category, while Peele is also up for Best Director.