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Get Out, one of the most talked about films of 2017, got the recognition it deserved on Tuesday with four Oscar nominations.
The film, which explores racism through horror and comedy, earned nominations for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay, along with the film’s writer and director Jordan Peele landing a nomination for Best Director and star Daniel Kaluuya picking up a nom for Best Actor in a Leading Role.
His nominations for directing, original screenplay, and Best Picture makes Peele the third person in history to land all three nominations in a directorial debut. He’s also the fifth Black director to be nominated for Best Director, however, none have won.
Peele took to Twitter to thank fans for watching the movie and shared his own reaction to the nominations.
Fans also flooded social media to show support for the film’s nominations and to call out how important it is that diverse films are recognized.
And, some celebrated with hilarious reactions.
Peele’s Get Out was the most profitable film of 2017 with a 630 percent return on investment. Sixteen days after its release, the film, which was made on a $5 million budget, surpassed the $100 million mark.
Hopefully, the film picks up all of its wins at the Academy Awards, which will air March 4.
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