Oscars 2018 Nominations: Jordan Peele ‘Ugly Cried’ Over ‘Get Out’ Nods Album

Actor-writer-director-producer Jordan Peele had a very good morning: His feature debut flick, “Get Out,” scored an impressive four Oscar nominations on Tuesday, earning accolades for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Original Screenplay. And all of that recognition made Peele understandably emotional.

Peele took to Twitter to share his reaction to the nominations announcement, at first simply letting an indelible image from his movie do the talking. The director later added that he was in “the opposite of the Sunken Place,” another nod to “Get Out.”

— Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) January 23, 2018

What’s the opposite of the Sunken Place?

— Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) January 23, 2018

Noting that he had spoken to star Daniel Kaluuya, who was nominated for Best Actor (and also on the receiving end of some creative name mangling, courtesy of Tiffany Haddish), Peele revealed that all of the Oscars love had made him “ugly cry.” And of course, the fans’ support of the flick wasn’t lost on the director, who in another tweet thanked “everyone who bought a ticket and told someone else to,” crediting them with the film’s success.

I just spoke to Daniel. You know when you’re on the phone trying to disguise the sound of an ugly cry? I failed at that.

— Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) January 23, 2018

Right now I’m just thinking about everyone who bought a ticket and told someone else to. You did this. Thank you. ✊🏾

— Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) January 23, 2018

It’s wonderful to see someone like Peele, known primarily for his work in television and comedy (shout-out to the late, great Comedy Central sketch series “Key & Peele”), succeed on Hollywood’s biggest stage, and he should enjoy every last bit of his well-deserved success. And as his wife and fellow comedian Cheslea Peretti pointed out on Twitter, the family had yet another reason to celebrate on Tuesday.


— Chelsea Peretti (@chelseaperetti) January 23, 2018

Now that’s an impressive feat.

[via: Jordan Peele/Twitter]

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