“Get Out” writer-directormade history this weekend, becoming the first African-American to win the Best Original Screenplay . And no one was happier for the onetime Comedy Central star than his friend and former castmate, .
Key, the other half of the titular duo from the dearly departed sketch series “,” was watching the ceremony with some other celebs (including Colin Hanks) at a party nearby, and literally jumped for joy when his pal was announced as the winner. Photos captured of the sweet reaction depict Key standing on a chair and triumphantly throwing his hands in the air, shouting, and grinning broadly while clutching the hand of another partygoer.
Great moment here when Jordan Peele wins for Get Out !
— Ben Winston (@benwinston)
This picset of Keegan Michael Key celebrating Jordan’s Oscar win is everything! I pray all your friends celebrate your successes like this behind your back 🙌🏾
— London Hughes (@TheLondonHughes)
The comedian also took to Twitter himself to share some love for Peele, writing, “Congrats to my partner in laughs @JordanPeele on his first Oscar,” and adding in the awesome hashtag, #oscarssopeele. The pair ran into each other later that night at the Vanity Fair Oscars party, and shared a sweet embrace.
Congrats to my partner in laughson his first Oscar. .
— Keegan-Michael Key (@KeeganMKey)
Pic of the day
— Matthew T’Cherry (@MatthewACherry)
Naturally, fans found the public display of affection absolutely heartwarming, and shared their love for the friends’ love on social media.
Get you a friend that looks at you the way Key looks at Peele.
— Jaime Primak (@JaimePrimak)
Now taking applications for a friend that will love and support me the way Keegan-Michael Key loves and supports Jordan Peele
— Dom (@DomDiFurio)
this photo is the best Romcom of the past five years
— greta garbage (@kickinson)
I was absolutely beaming at my wife on our wedding day and I didn’t look as happy and proud as Keegan-Michael Key does here.
— Andy (@_rallycap)
“I promise to love you as much as Key loves Peele” should be in all wedding vows in 2018.
— Andy (@_rallycap)
May we all have BFFs who love us as much as Key loves Peele.