Jordan Peele hails 'renaissance' after making Oscars history

Oscar 2018 | Jordan Peele becomes first black screenwriter to win Best Original Screenplay award

Jordan Peele made history at the 90th Academy Awards when he took home the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.

"I am so proud to be at the beginning of a movement where the best films in every genre are being bought by my fellow black directors".

National Basketball Association and Los Angeles Lakers' legend, Kobe Bryant won an Oscar for best animated short film.

"This means so much to me", Peele said as he accepted the trophy Sunday. "I thought no one would let me make this movie.I want to dedicate this to everyone who let me raise my voice". "I thought it wasn't going to work", he said. Breakout star Kaluuya was nominated for Best Actor.

The personal reward for Peele is "all the lovely moments of meeting heroes", like fellow victor Gary Oldman - who took home the best actor award.

He cited Whoopi Goldberg's 1991 speech for her best supporting actress Oscar win for Ghost as being "a huge inspiration to me".

The Academy Awards have been around for 90 years, but they just awarded the Best Original Screenplay award to a Black person for the first time.

Keegan-Michael Key, who starred with Peele in the Comedy Central show Key & Peele, was photographed at an Oscars viewing party yelling with delight at his comedy partner's win.

The critically acclaimed film Get Out was nominated for Best Original Screenplay, Best Director, Best Leading Actor, and Best Picture.

A Fantastic Woman, about a trans woman mourning the death of her partner, was named the best foreign language film. Guillermo del Toro's fantasy drama is led by Sally Hawkins.

"The fact that I had never seen a film that addresses the fears of the modern African American experience was a signal to me that the conversation about race was broken", he said.

He said: "I didn't know how important it was".

Geoffrey Fletcher for the 2009's "Precious;" John Ridley the 2013's "12 Years A Slave" and Barry Jenkins for the 2016's "Moonlight". "Don't do it for society and representation", said Nanjiani, the Pakistani-American nominated for best screenplay (The Big Sick), "Do it because you get rich, right?"

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