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.