"This means so much to me," Peele said as he accepted the trophy Sunday. "I stopped writing this movie about 20 times because I thought it was impossible. I thought it wasn't going to work. I thought no one is ever going to make this movie." "But I kept coming back to it because I knew if someone let me make this movie, that people would hear it and people would see it," he said.
The film's lead character, played by best actor nominee Daniel Kaluuya, is a young black man plunged into a nightmare suburb where African-Americans' bodies are stolen for use by whites.
"Get Out" is Peele's big-screen directorial debut, but he's been honing his skills as an actor, writer, director and producer for more than a dozen years.
His upcoming projects include "The Last O.G.," a TV comedy series starring Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish.
Jordan's happy disbelief as he walked off the stage will fuel me for...years. https://t.co/ZU9S3hQyx4