Get Out, Jordan Peele's first feature as director is picking up momentum with early Award Season wins. The movie picked up the Best First Film award from the New York Critics Circle and Best Screenplay from the Los Angeles Critics Association.
A critically-acclaimed horror movie about race relations in America is proving itself to be a real contender as awards season looms ever and ever closer. It recently took home the most prizes at the 2017 Gotham Awards and two from the National Board of Review.
Could this micro-budget movie go all the way to the Golden Globes and Oscars? It's not out of the question. Plenty of other small-time productions went on to win big at the Academy Awards like Rocky, Juno, Moonlight, Pulp Fiction, Boyhood, and The French Connection.
The competition this year will be fierce with films on a diverse range of topics made by some of the best directors living today. If it makes it to the bigger award ceremonies, Get Out will most likely have to put up with The Post (Steven Spielberg), Call Me By Your Name (Luca Guadagnino), The Shape of Water (Guillermo del Toro), and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing , Missouri (Martin McDonagh), and maybe even Dunkirk (Christopher Nolan).
Other genre winners of the two organizations include Pixar's Coco for Best Animated Film (NYCC); Dennis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049 for Best Production Design (LAFCA); and Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water for Best Cinematography, Best Actress, and Best Director (LAFCA).