Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford
Director: Jordan Peele
Screenplay: Jordan Peele
Cinematography: Toby Oliver
Editor: Gregory Plotkin
Score: Michael Abels
Get Out is a monumental achievement from first-time director Jordan Peele. Peele, known best for his comedy work on the sketch show Key and Peele, surprised audiences and critics alike with a debut film that quickly became a festival frontrunner, a box office smash, and a cultural phenomenon. Get Out is a simultaneously an intelligent satire on race, a searing social critique, and a terrifying horror film. The brilliance here lies in Peele’s ability to blend all three into a deeply compelling and necessary film. The horror of the film is not in it’s jump scares, but in the terrifying truths that lie within.
Academy Nominations: Best Picture, Best Actor (Kaluuya), Best Director, Best Original Screenplay