After making history Sunday at the 90th annual Academy Awards for being the first black writer to win the best original screenplay award, it's safe to say that Jordan Peele won't be resting on his laurels.
"I think the biggest thing "Get Out" taught me about the power of story is that one of the few ways we can promote empathy is by seeing the world through somebody else's eyes, and that's what that's what great story does", he said.More news: San Francisco Police Seek Raider Aldon Smith In Domestic Abuse Case
"I stopped writing this movie about 20 times because I thought it was impossible", Peele told the packed house at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. "Like, I know that I can get it made, so let's move forward with that goal in mind, instead of it being this ongoing project that who knows if anyone will ever see it". "I thought it wasn't going to work", Peele said during his speech. Other nominees in the category were "The Big Sick" and "Lady Bird".
This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Press Trust of India wire. In May 2017, it was announced that Peele signed a first-look deal with Universal, which would allow him to develop his next film.
Jordan Peele can now call himself an Academy Award victor. "I thought it wasn't going to work", he said.More news: Turkey detains four Iraqi nationals for planning attack on US Embassy
Vega introduced Sufjan Stevens's performance of "Mystery of Love", the Oscar-nominated song from Call Me By Your Name. "Thank you. Thank you very much".
The fact it was beaten to the best picture award by The Shape of Water prompted one Twitter user to allude to Kanye West's infamous stage invasion at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2009. "Working with them for 50 years led me to this award", he said.
The best picture award was presented by Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, who because of a mix-up backstage by PwC, mistakenly announced last year's best picture victor as La La Land instead of Moonlight.More news: Manik Sarkar resigns, to continue as caretaker CM in Tripura
A Fantastic Woman, about a trans woman mourning the death of her partner, was named the best foreign language film. "There are times when I questioned what it was all about", Peele said.