Jordan Peele’s new movie Get Out has just made Horror Movie History as it wins the Best Feature award at The Spirit Awards and becomes only the second Horror Genre Movie to ever win this award behind Black Swan. To top of getting this prestigious award Jordan Peele also managed to scoop up the award for Best Director, so pretty much a clean sweep and if that wasn’t good enough for him he was presented the award by none other than Chadwick Boseman of Black Panther. Get Out beat out all of competitors but perhaps most surprising is that Shape of Water wasn’t even nominated.
“This means so much,” said the ecstatic director, who definitely wasn’t playing mind games. “It’s clear to everybody in this room, and across the country and across the world, that we are in the beginning of a renaissance right now — where stories from the outsider, stories from the people in this room—the same stories that independent filmmakers have been telling for years—are being honored and recognized and celebrated and I’m so proud to be here with this group of people receiving this.”
Congratulations to everybody involved with this movie!