“Get Out” won the Academy Award for best original screenplay, giving writer-director Jordan Peele a historic win.
Peele is the first African-American writer to win in the category.
His win was greeted by a huge applause, which Peele tried to quiet. He said in his acceptance speech that he stopped writing his horror sensation “about 20 times because I thought it was impossible.” But Peele says he kept writing because he knew if it got made, he knew “people would hear it and see it.”
What people might not remember about Peele is he’s responsible for one of the funniest sports skits of all time. Key & Peele – East/West College Bowl. Watch below.
Of course sequels followed. This was just a glimpse of his raw talent, and the names are absolutely hilarious. I’m all about GET OUT, but I want to see these characters in a big screen movie.
If you don’t find this funny, you have zero sense of humor. Peele knows his fake football player names better than anyone. I’m not sure which is my favorite. Too hard to have only one.