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Jordan Peele's Oscar, Inclusion Riders, and the Power of Representation

Jordan Peele's Oscar, Inclusion Riders, and the Power of Representation

In his acceptance speech, Peele admitted that he didn't think anybody would want to help him make the film, but said he was thankful he received it.

Jordan Peele transitioned from primarily being known as a sketch comedy actor for his work on Comedy Central's Key and Peele, to becoming an Academy Award nominated writer and director (now winner) with his first movie.

The film marked was a breakthrough moment for British actor Daniel Kaluuya who scored a Best Actor nomination for his role as Chris Washington.

The acting awards, which have been locked for three months, went to the expected winners - all esteemed veterans and three of whom had never been nominated before: Frances McDormand won best actress for "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" and her co-star Sam Rockwell won for his supporting performance. After his speech, Peele tweeted, "I just won an Oscar".

"A story familiar to most of us", Ivory said, accepting his award, "whether we're straight, or gay, or somewhere in between, we've all gone through first love, I hope - and come out the other side mostly intact".

The movie is also Peele's first crack at the directorship reins.

"I thought it wasn't gonna work".

The comedian knows that his win at the 2018 Oscars was a big deal. I love that universe and I feel like there's more story to tell.

The Alabama connection? Peele, who makes his directorial debut, filmed part of the movie in Fairhope.

On Sunday, Jordan Peele made history at the 90th Academy Awards when he became the first black screenwriter to win Best Original Screenplay.

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

Keegan had fun with our camera guy's choice of hat (C'mon, Kris) before getting serious and calling his former "Key & Peele" co-star a pioneer.

Hey, he might even win more before the end of the night. Peele shared that he stopped writing the script "20 times" because he thought it would be impossible to get the film made.

Del Toro's best director honour was widely expected - he took the top prize at several preceding awards shows - and he was an omnipresent darling of the awards circuit, at one point bringing a case of tequila to an awards function.

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