Jordan Peele Becomes First African American to Win Best Screenplay for “Get Out”

Jordan Peele Becomes First African American to Win Best Screenplay for “Get Out”

By Kathy Hutchins

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The 90th Oscar Awards took place on Sunday night on ABC, honoring the best movies and people Hollywood.

Jordan Peele’s Get Out was nominated for four awards including Best Picture, Daniel Kaluuya for Best Actor, Best Original Screenplay and Best Director. With tough competition throughout the night, Jordan Peele became the first black man to be awarded with Best Original Screenplay for Get Out! He was only the 5th black man to ever be nominated in the category during the Oscars 90 year run.

Kobe Bryant also walked away with an Oscar Sunday night. His animated film, Dear Basketball, won for Best Animated Short Film.

Even though Tiffany Haddish’s debut film Girls Trip was not nominated, she still made an appearance on the Oscars stage. Tiffany was joined on stage with Maya Rudolph as the two presented two awards. But first, they gave a hilarious segment about the Oscars being #SoWhite last year, and white people being fearful that it might be “too black” this year. Too funny!

You might have also noticed Tiffany’s dress. Yes, she has worn it a few times before this special event, including when she hosted SNL and at the premiere of Girls Trip. Haddish mentioned before that the Alexander McQueen dress cost about $4,000, so she would be sure to get all the wear out of it that she could. I don’t blame her!

Ryan Seacrest appeared on the red carpet hosting for E! News as always, even after his recent sexual assault accusations from his former stylist. Ryan has of course denied the allegations, but no one was sure exactly how the night would go for Seacrest after this year’s popular #MeToo movement standing up for woman against sexual assault. Ryan is usually a huge hit with the stars on the red carpet, but not this year. Many celebs walked right past Seacrest, or gave a little wave and kept it moving.

One big name did stop, Taraji P. Henson, but she made sure to throw a little shade Ryan’s way.