After getting absolutely robbed at the Golden Globes, Get Out finally received the recognition it deserved during the 2018 Oscar nominations on Tuesday. Sweeping all the big categories, Get Out got a nod for Best Actor for Daniel Kaluuya, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director, and, of course, Best Picture. This, by the way, makes director Jordan Peele not only the third writer/director to ever receive the latter nominations in all three categories, but the first black man to do so, according to MTV.
Twitter promptly imploded with excitement, with many users unable to contain their effusions of glee. But no carefully selected GIFs or pithy one-liners can top the reaction of Peele himself. Upon hearing the news, the first-time feature writer/director fired off a series of tweets that should probably win something. (A runner-up, however, should be Peele’s wife, comedian Chelsea Peretti, who tweeted, “AND OUR BABY SLEPT THRU THE NITE W NO MILK‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️????????? “)
No doubt a lot of fans celebrated with a GIF from the movie, but Peele’s choice of Chris crying while being hypnotized is perfect for reasons one should not have to explain. But his follow-up tweets (after he presumably got over his shock) are even better: “What’s the opposite of the Sunken Place?” “I just spoke to Daniel. You know when you’re on the phone trying to disguise the sound of an ugly cry? I failed at that.” “Right now I’m just thinking about everyone who bought a ticket and told someone else to. You did this. Thank you. ✊? ” I’m not ugly-crying, you’re ugly-crying.
And this was just for the nominations. Just imagine the reaction should Get Out win an award.
Oscar Nominations 2018: See Photos of Mary J. Blige, Meryl Streep, Timothée Chalamet, and More Actors
Frances McDormand, Best Actress, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Octavia Spencer, Best Supporting Actress, The Shape of Water
Gary Oldman, Best Actor, Darkest Hour
Christopher Plummer, Best Supporting Actor, All the Money in the World
Denzel Washington, Best Actor, Roman J. Israel, Esq.
Meryl Streep, Best Actress, The Post
Richard Jenkins, Best Supporting Actor, The Shape of Water
Sally Hawkins, Best Actress, The Shape of Water
Mary J. Blige, Best Supporting Actress, Mudbound
Margot Robbie, Best Actress, I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan, Best Actress, Lady Bird
Daniel Day-Lewis, Best Actor, Phantom Thread
Timothée Chalamet, Best Actor, Call Me By Your Name
Willem Dafoe, Best Supporting Actor, The Florida Project
Jordan Peele, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Picture, Get Out
Allison Janney, Best Supporting Actress, I, Tonya
Daniel Kaluuya, Best Actor, Get Out
Greta Gerwig, Best Director, Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay, Lady Bird