Oscars 2018: Jordan Peele is the first African-American to win Best Original Screenplay

Jordan Peele has earned a place in the Oscars history books.

The 39-year-old, who made his name in sketch comedy as one-half of Comedy Central series Key & Peele, won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Get Out at the 90th Academy Awards ceremony—making him the first black screenwriter to receive the honor..

“I just won an Oscar. WTF?!?” he tweeted after receiving the award.

He shared: “I stopped writing this movie about 20 times…I thought it was impossible. I thought it wasn’t going to work.”

Social media lit up at the Peele’s win for writing the satirical horror film:

Josh Gad said this win made his night and is “unbelievably well deserved.”

Oprah Winfrey said she is “so happy and proud” to see the writer-director take home the gold for his very first theatrical.

See more of what Jordan Peele himself had to say that night in this video clip.


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