Jordan Peele's horror film Get Out, which has received praise for its performances and thought-provoking take on race in America, received four Academy Award nominations Tuesday, including one for best picture.
Peele made history becoming the first black director to receive nominations in the writing, directing, and producing categories for his first feature film.
Peele tweeted his gratitude to the fans that made the movie both a critical and commercial success:
Right now I’m just thinking about everyone who bought a ticket and told someone else to. You did this. Thank you. ✊🏾— Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) January 23, 2018
Get Out was nominated for:
Directing: Jordan Peele
Actor in a Leading Role: Daniel Kaluuya
Original Screenplay: Jordan Peele