Genre fare nabbed some big wins at the 90th Academy Awards. Both Jordan Peele (Get Out) and Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water--also winner of Best Picture) both took home Oscars for Best Original Screenplay and Best Directing respectively. Turns out the public really responds well to grisly brain operations and scaly water monsters. Fans, colleagues, and contemporaries of both directors all took to Twitter following the wins to celebrate the victory of horror and sci-fi at this year's Oscars.
Peele, in particular, shattered a record as the first black screenwriter in history to win an Oscar, which is obviously a major achievement! Those posting on Twitter made note of such a historical moment while also perfectly utilizing gifs and references from Key & Peele sketches. Here are some of the best reactions to Peele's win for Best Original Screenplay.
On the side of Mr. del Toro, tweeters were raving over his heartfelt speech about being an immigrant and coming together as a people rather than distancing ourselves from one another. Oh, and did we mention that The Shape of Water also won Best Picture, the first sci-fi feature ever to do so in the history of cinema?! Yeah, we're still kvelling about it too. The following are the top reactions to Guillermo's directorial win and the movie's ultimate triumph.
Del Toro is the third Mexican filmmaker to take home the award for Best Directing after his friends Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity) and Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman).
When it came to The Shape of Water hooking Best Picture, well, the tweets speak for themselves. Are you ready to take the plunge?