Get Out, Jordan Peele & Daniel Kaluuya Receive Oscar Nominations (Video)
The 90th Academy Awards will broadcast live on Sunday, March 4 from Hollywood, California’s Dolby Theater. Given this morning’s (January 23) nominations announcing, Oscar night promises to be exciting, especially for fans of Jordan Peele’s Get Out.
The thriller examining inter-race relations behind closed doors is up for four Oscar trophies. Peele’s film is nominated for the coveted “Best Picture” honors. In the night’s final category, Get Out competes against Darkest Hour, World War II film Dunkirk, Phantom Thread, The Post, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, The Shape Of Water, Lady Bird, and Call Me By Your Name. If Get Out wins, it will be the first film in the Horror genre to take top honors since Silence Of The Lambs in March of 1992.
Get Out‘s Daniel Kaluuya is nominated for “Best Actor In A Leading Role.” The 28-year-old British actor has already taken home an MTV Movie Award and an NAACP Image Award for the performance. He will compete with past winner Denzel Washington (Roman J. Israel, Esq.). Washington has “Best Supporting Actor” honors from Glory, before taking the honors in the lead role for Training Day. Also in the running is three-time category winner Daniel Day-Lewis (Phantom Thread), past nominee Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour), and another first-timer Timothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name).
Peele is up for “Best Director” honors. The Key & Peele co-creator is up against past category nominee Paul Thomas Anderson (Phantom Thread), Guillermo del Toro (The Shape Of Water), Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk), and fellow actor/writer/director triple threat, Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird). None of the nominees have previously won in this category. Anderson’s nomination came courtesy of There Will Be Blood.
Online, Jordan Peele made reference to his film in expressing his elation with the nomination:
Jordan Peele, Gerwig, del Toro (with Vanessa Taylor) are all also nominated for “Best Original Screenplay.” They will compete against Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick), and Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri).
Already this awards season, Get Out has won at the Critics Choice Awards and the MTV Movie & TV Awards. The Golden Globe Awards placed the film in the “Best Comedy Or Musical” category, causing a strong reaction from Peele. At the January 7 awards, Get Out did not win in either of its two nominations.