Get Out walked away from the 33rd Film Independent Spirit Awards victorious, snatching both Best Feature and Best Director for Jordan Peele on Saturday. Spike Lee presented the award for Best Director to Peele. Continue reading ‘Get Out’ Wins Best Feature at Spirit Awards Ahead of the Oscars
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.
In addition to all the accolades, positive word of mouth, and outstanding reviews that have led to a 99 percent “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes, Get Out has generated a butt-load of money that has secured it a pretty prestigious spot in the cinema record books.