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‘Get Out’s Jordan Peele Becomes First African American To Be Honored With Trifecta Oscar Nominations

Writer/director Jordan Peele’s Get Out was one of the sleeper hits of the year, debuting a year ago from Universal Pictures and — with very strong legs — ended up with a $176.5M domestic gross on a budget of around $4.5M; it was one of the most profitable films of 2017. Peele’s nominations this AM marks the first time an African American has been honored with a Best Picture, Best Directing and Best Original Screenplay nominations in one year as well as the third filmmaker ever to get the trifecta of honors for a directorial debut joining Warren Beatty for Heaven Can Wait and James L. Brooks for Terms of Endearment.

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DIRECTOR ANTOINE FUQUA TALKS ‘THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN’ AND THE WAY OF THE SAMURAI

Antoine Fuqua isn’t afraid of a little good old-fashioned close combat. BetweenTraining Day, the now classic L.A. crime drama that earned Denzel Washington an Academy Award, and last year’s boxing thriller Southpaw with Jake Gyllenhaal, the veteran director has seen more blood, sweat, tears, gunshots and pyrotechnics than most paramedics.

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