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Peele was also nominated for Best Director (he was only the fifth black man to be nominated in the show's 90-year history) and as a producer in the Best Picture category.

From Jordan Peele's historic win for best original screenplay to Guillermo del Toro nabbing best director, only the third Mexican to claim the prize, diversity was a big victor Sunday night. The New York City native broke barriers, as he took home the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for his hit 2017 film Get Out. Peele went on to explain how he nearly didn't become a director, because of the lack of representation he saw growing up. "Working with them for 50 years led me to this award", he said.

Peele began his telling his fans "I love you guys".

James Ivory accepts best adapted screenplay award for "Call Me by Your Name" during the Academy Awards on March 4, 2018, in Hollywood, Calif.

"I instantly realised this award is bigger than me".

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"This just made my night", tweeted actor Josh Gad, calling Peele's win "unbelievably well deserved".

"The Big Sick" (Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani) and "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" ( Martin McDonagh) completed the list of original screenplay nominees. "Thank you. Thank you very much". You might recall Williams posting a photo on Instagram last spring saying she "fell in love" with Fairhope while filming the movie.

Deeply emotional. This one was personal. thank you for being our humble hero! "Lady Bird", the story of a woman who longs to move to the city, was nominated for several awards, including best picture, but was ultimately snubbed.

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. While the plot of the film remains a mystery to the public, it's safe to say that after the huge success of Get Out that Peele won't disappoint. 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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