Jordan Peele's 'Get Out' among Oscar winners with NYC ties

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Get Out, starring Londoner Daniel Kaluuya, was Peele's first attempt at directing a feature film and it also garnered a nomination for best picture.

After his big win, Jordan took to Twitter and said, "I just won an Oscar". Released in February 2017 on a $4.5 million budget, the film went on to gross $255 million worldwide and score four nominations at the Oscars 2018, including Best Director, Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay. "Let's keep going", Peele said during his speech, thanking every one who saw Get Out.

Wearing a shirt with "Call Me by Your Name" star Timothée Chalamet's face on it, Ivory took the stage to accept his first Oscar for best adapted screenplay.

On Sunday, Peele thanked fans by adding, "I love you for shouting out at the theater, for shouting out at the screen". More Oscar history was made with the original screenplay award, as 89-year-old James Ivory became the oldest victor in any category for Call Me by Your Name, a story about young love adapted from Andre Aciman's 2007 novel.

"I instantly realised that an award like this is much bigger than me". As a little kid I lived in the projects and you're the people I watched, you're the people that made me want to be an actor.

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A Fantastic Woman, about a trans woman mourning the death of her partner, was named the best foreign language film.

Another movie shot in Alabama won an Oscar. Only two other people have accomplished this seemingly-impossible task of bagging the three award categories in their directorial debut and they are both white.

Jordan also posted a brief but hilarious tweet about winning an Academy Award. Guillermo del Toro's fantasy drama is led by Sally Hawkins.

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Enjoy the full, convoluted list over on the Oscars' official website. You might recall Williams posting a photo on Instagram last spring saying she "fell in love" with Fairhope while filming the movie. At the end of the night, it ended up going to Mark Bridges, who won best costume design for his work in the film "Phantom Thread".

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