Jordan Peele, the actor who came to prominence during his acting stint in “MadTV” and “Key&Peele” won his very first Oscars for his movie “Get Out.” The 2017 movie is a satirical horror film about an African-American man who uncovered an alarming secret when he meets his white girlfriend’s family. This was the first movie that he wrote, directed, and produced. The movie was also nominated for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and Best Actor at 75th Golden Globe Awards.

'Get Out' impossible to make?

His journey to Oscars is definitely not an easy one.

As a matter of fact, he thought that he wouldn't be able to bring his screenplay “Get Out” to life. He said that he stopped writing the movie 20 times because he thought it was impossible. However, he kept coming back to it and decided to give it a shot. The risk was definitely worth it because it won an Academy Award.

39-year old Peele won the Best Original Screenplay category, with whom he competed against Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani for “The Big Sick,” Greta Gerwig for “Ladybird,” Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor for “The Shape of Water,” and Martin McDonagh for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”

Jordan Peele makes history

He was the first African-American writer to win the category of Original Screenplay, which was previously dominated by white writers.

Also, he was the fifth black director to be nominated for Best Director category. Suzanne de Passe was the first African-American writer to be nominated for Best Original Screenplay for the movie “Lady Sings the Blues.” She was followed by Spike Lee for “Do the Right Thing” in 1989 and John Singleton for “Boyz n’ the Hood” in 1991.

Praises from his peers

“Get Out” was nominated for four categories, which include Best Picture, Best Actor (Daniel Kaluuya), Best Original Screenplay and Best Director. Even though Peele only won one category, his friends and peers cheered him so. His comedy partner Keegan-Michael Key was seen standing on top of a chair at an Oscars viewing party and celebrating with delight.

Actor Josh Gad also tweeted to congratulate Jordan saying, “This just made my night,” and calling the award a well-deserved win.

Oprah Winfrey also expressed her delight over the happy news. She said that she was “happy and proud” to see Peele win his first Oscar. Terry Crews and Jeffery Wright sent their greetings via Jordan Peele’s wife Chelsea Peretti.