Jordan Peele’s breakout horror film Get Out picked up three awards at the Gotham Independent Film Awards, taking home best director, screenplay, and the audience award.
During his acceptance speech, Peele stated that “When I started to write this film I set out to make a movie that would be my favorite movie that I had never seen. I didn’t know it would actually ever get made.”
He also added that “It’s so important that we support these voices from the outside, these perspectives we haven’t seen, we haven’t heard. They will resonate. We need these stories.”