Jordan Peele makes history with best screenplay Oscar win for ‘Get Out’

HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04:  Writer/director Jordan Peele accepts Best Original Screenplay for 'Get Out' onstage during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Writer/director Jordan Peele accepts Best Original Screenplay for 'Get Out' onstage during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Jordan Peele won his first Oscar for best original screenplay for his thriller film “Get Out” at Sunday night’s Oscars.

Time reported that the win makes Peele the first African-American to win the award in the Academy Awards 90-year history.

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Peele, 39, kept his acceptance speech relatively brief, appearing to be in disbelief.

“This means so much to me,” Peele said. “I stopped writing this movie about 20 times because I thought it was impossible. I thought it wasn’t going to work.

“I want to dedicate this to all the people who raised my voice and let me make this movie,” he said.

Celebrities offered praise for the win on Twitter.

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