“Get Out” Director Jordan Peele Makes History As First Black Screenwriter to Win Oscar for Best Original Screenplay

“Get Out” Director Jordan Peele Makes History As First Black Screenwriter to Win Oscar for Best Original Screenplay

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[ad_1] Jordan Peele just gave the world another reason to put some respeck on his name. The 39-year-old actor, comedian, writer, producer and director won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for his insanely popular “Get Out” movie Sunday night (Mar. 4) at the 90th annual Academy Awards, making him the first black screenwriter to receive the high honor. In his acceptance speech, Peele—who received a standing ovation—dedicated his award to people “who raised my voice and let me make this movie.” “This means so much to me. I stopped writing this movie about 20 times because I thought it was impossible,” he said. “I thought it wasn’t gonna work, I thought no one would ever make this movie, but I kept coming back to it because I knew if someone…
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Kobe Bryant Wins Oscar for “Dear Basketball” Film, Slips “Shut Up and Dribble” Jab Into Acceptance Speech

Kobe Bryant Wins Oscar for “Dear Basketball” Film, Slips “Shut Up and Dribble” Jab Into Acceptance Speech

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[ad_1] Kobe Bryant can add another huge accomplishment to his resume: Oscar winner! He’s already won an NBA MVP, two Finals MVPs, Five NBA championships, three Olympic gold medals and now he’s won an Academy Award—something few probably would have ever expected from him during his basketball career. The retired NBA star took home the highly coveted golden statue Sunday night (Mar. 4) in the animated short film category for his work as a writer and the executive producer of “Dear Basketball.” The 5-minute movie, which was also narrated by Bryant, is based on a poem he wrote for The Players’ Tribune in 2015 announcing his retirement from basketball. In his acceptance speech, Bryant made it a point to slide in a little dig at Fox News host Laura Ingraham…
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