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Oscar nominations 2018: Jordan Peele 'cries on the phone' to Daniel Kaluuya as Get Out scores four nods including Best Picture

The duo earned hugely deserving nominations in the categories of Best Director and Best Actor

Jacob Stolworthy
Tuesday 23 January 2018 14:57
Get Out - Trailer

Get Out has been nominated for four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor.

Lead star Daniel Kaluuya's name was mentioned among fellow Best Actor nominees Timothee Chalamet, Daniel Day-Lewis, Gary Oldman and Denzel Washington t huge applause from the assembled crowd while filmmaker Jordan Peele became the fifth black person to be recognised in the Best Director category in Oscars history following John Singleton (Boyz N the Hood), Lee Daniels (Precious), Steve McQueen for 12 Years a Slave in 2013 and Moonlight filmmaker Barry Jenkins just last year.

The horror satire which was a critical and commercial smash hit has become the second Best Picture nominee to have ever had a US release of February after 1991 winner The Silence of the Lambs - also a horror.

Get Out - which cost $4.5m - also saw Peele nominated for Best Original Screenplay.

The Shape of Water leads this year's pack with 13 nominations followed by Dunkirk (eight), Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (7) and Joe Wright's Churchill drama Darkest Hour (6).

Peele responded to the news with the below tweet.

Check out the full list of nominations and, following that, track all the fallout on our live blog here.

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