The Oscar nominations are out! And Jordan Peele‘s horror movie, Get Out has the internet ablaze! The film is up for an impressive four Oscar’s – Best Original Screenplay, Best Director (Jordan Peele), Best Actor (Daniel Kaluuya) and Best Picture, and we pray that the movie receives every single one of those awards!
Here are just a few of the best reactions to the news on Twitter:
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) January 23, 2018
— Nerdist (@nerdist) January 23, 2018
— Tiffany D. Jackson (@WriteinBK) January 23, 2018
— Blavity News (@Blavity) January 23, 2018
#GetOut got nominated for Best Picture, Director Actor, Original Screenplay.
— Ernest Owens (@MrErnestOwens) January 23, 2018
— Nerdy PoC (@nerdypoc) January 23, 2018
Get Out made history when it became the highest-grossing film domestically directed by a black filmmaker. With a budget of $4.5 million, the film went on to make over $250 million worldwide.
The horror flick has done more than just make history. The term “Sunken Place” has become a cultural touchstone and a part of our everyday vocabulary. Though many times it is used humorously, the reality is that we are all battling to break free from from systematic injustice and oppression.
“The sunken place is the system that silences the voice of women, minorities, and of other people … the sunken place is the President who calls athletes sons of bitches for expressing their beliefs on the field and the homeland of our most beautiful immigrants sh*tholes. Every day there is proof that we are in the sunken place.” – Jordan Peele