Aside from the Best Original Screenplay category, Peele was also nominated for the Best Director and Best PictureOscars.
"If I fall over, pick me up, because I've got some things to say", McDormand, who won a best actress Oscar for Fargo in 1997, said.
Jordan Peele transitioned from primarily being known as a sketch comedy actor for his work on Comedy Central'sKey and Peele, to becoming an Academy Award nominated writer and director (now winner) with his first movie. Horror movies are seldom critical darlings, but Get Out-about a black man who goes home to meet his white girlfriend's family-is the rare exception, hanging out at 99 percent on Rotten Tomatoes since its release last February.
Hollywood star Nicole Kidman presented the trophy to Peele.
"I nearly never became a director because there was such a shortage of role models", Peele, 39, told reporters backstage at the 90th Academy Awards. In his escape, he ends up killing most of the family, and starts to strangle his evil girlfriend Rose (Allison Williams), but stops as his pal Rod arrives in a police vehicle.
Best Foreign Language Film went to Chile's A Fantastic Woman, beating flicks from Lebanon, Russia, Hungary and Sweden.
Peele said he is using this win and paying it forward to young people because when he was young "I didn't believe there was a place for me", he said.
The best picture award was presented by Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, who because of a mix-up backstage by PwC, mistakenly announced last year's best picture victor as La La Land instead of Moonlight.
California's Democratic Tea Party
Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who is courting more moderate and even conservative voters, won just 9 percent. They said that President Donald Trump is a common enemy to more than 3,000 Democratic activists gathered at the annual meet.
Jared Kushner's Ties to Banks Under Scrutiny
Kushner's company, which he left to take his position in the White House past year , is also being investigated by the U.S. Jared Kushner's family real estate business secured two bog loans after a White House meeting with bank executives.
Gold Weinstein statue erected in Hollywood
Hopefully now in the light of recent allegations, against many leading figures in Hollywood the industry will clean up its act". The golden statue, called " Casting Couch ", features a man that looks an bad lot like Weinstein wearing a bathrobe.
Oil prices give up gains; set for weekly drop
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