Peele's script was up against a tough list of contenders, with Lady Bird, Three Billboards, The Shape of Water and The Big Sick all competing in the category. In his acceptance speech, the writer, director and comedian said that he stopped writing Get Out about 20 times, feeling that it wouldn't ever possible get made. He looked genuinely surprised (and thrilled) walking off stage with his Oscar in hand.
I just won an Oscar. WTF?!? — Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) March 5, 2018