Jordan Peele became a director because of Whoopi Goldberg


Peele, who penned one of the most interesting and popular films of 2017, was in shock after the win, tweeting, "I just won an Oscar".

"I stopped writing this movie about 20 times because I thought it was impossible".

Accepting the best picture Oscar, del Toro said from the stage, "I was a kid enamored with movies growing up in Mexico".

In his speech, Peele thanked the people "who raised my voice and let me make this movie". Now he can take the Oscar to meet the rest of his growing awards collection, including the Directors Guild, Writers Guild, Critics Choice, and three BAFTA Awards he collected for Get Out over the past two months.

Jordan Peele found the flawless place for his new Oscar Award - right next to his Emmy Award and in front of the leather chair from "Get Out".

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He was only the fourth African American to be nominated following in the trailblazing footsteps of Suzanne de Passe, Spike Lee and John Singleton. "This is, you know, something that-you know, I-I-I nearly never became a director [sic] because there's such a shortage of role models", he told reporters in the press interview room at the Hollywood & Highland Center".

The film, "Get Out", is a social thriller about racism that is also Peele's directorial debut.

"You're not a failure if you don't get this, but I nearly didn't do it, because I didn't believe that there was a place for me".

"Atlanta" star LaKeith Stanfield got to put back on his "Get Out" duds for a gag that host Jimmy Kimmel said would occur if filmmakers took too long thanking their loved ones. There is and has always been available to everybody who does a negotiation on a film an inclusion rider, which means you can ask for, and/or demand, at least 50 percent diversity in not only the casting but also the crew. I had this feeling of looking at the 12-year-old that had this win burning in my gut - for this time of validation.

"But the thing that stops so much of my art, if I let it, is when I lose track of why I want to tell the story - what the most fun thing can be".