Jordan Peele’s 2017 social thriller, “Get Out,” received four Academy Award Nominations including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay.
Following the Oscar reveal, Peele expressed his gratitude via Twitter. “Right now I’m just thinking about everyone who bought a ticket and told someone else to. You did this. Thank you,” wrote Peele.
Peele’s directorial debut, Get Out, is a testament to the black survival aesthetic. Through horror, comedy, and satire, the film underscores the multitude of ways racism persists in post-Obama America, including (such as through??) microaggressions and the continued commodification of Black bodies.
Since its 2017 premiere, the film has amassed much critical and financial success. With a 99% Rotten Tomato rating, two Golden Globe nominations, four Oscar nominations, and a “630% return on investment,” Get Out has proven to be one—if not the—most successful movies of the year.
Tune into the 90th Academy Awards on March 4th to see if Get Out will triumph this Oscar season.