• The 5 biggest winners from the 2018 Spirit Awards nominations
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    Kevin Polowy

    The 5 biggest winners from the 2018 Spirit Awards nominations

    Here are the five films that gained the most from the Film Independent love in the epic enterprise known as awards season.

  • Hollywood's early Oscar picks: Stars at Governors Awards loving 'Get Out,' 'Florida Project,' and 'Lady Bird'
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    Hollywood's early Oscar picks: Stars at Governors Awards loving 'Get Out,' 'Florida Project,' and 'Lady Bird'

    Yahoo Entertainment asked the actors and directors at the Governors Awards which 2017 film or performance would have their early vote on the Oscar ballot.

  • Jason Mitchell wishes he didn't turn down lead role in 'Get Out'
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    Jason Mitchell wishes he didn't turn down lead role in 'Get Out'

    Jason Mitchell's stellar 2017 could have even been better.

  • 'Get Out' already looking like legit Oscar contender
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    'Get Out' already looking like legit Oscar contender

    Jordan Peele’s brilliant racial satire could be rare horror movie to make an awards-season run.

  • 10 Oscar Contenders to Emerge So Far in 2017
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    Kevin Polowy

    10 Oscar Contenders to Emerge So Far in 2017

    Considering how back-loaded the release schedule is when it comes to awards-friendly films, it’s an encouraging sign that there have already been several movies from the first half of 2017 that could easily wind up in the Oscar conversation. True, a couple of them (Mudbound, Call Me by Your Name) premiered at Sundance and won’t get distributed until the fall, but there are plenty that have already dropped, from the art house (The Lovers, The Big Sick) to the cineplex (Get Out, Wonder Woman). Juno could provide the template for this touching and crowdpleasing rom-com based on the real-life coupling of Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon.

  • Jordan Peele Says Next Movie Will Be 'Very, Very Different' From 'Get Out'
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    Jordan Peele Says Next Movie Will Be 'Very, Very Different' From 'Get Out'

    On Monday, Universal Pictures announced a release date for the Untitled Jordan Peele Project to hit theaters March 15, 2019, which will arrive just about two years after the release of his sleeper hit-slash-cultural touchpoint Get Out. The new film could be the first of four more “social thrillers” from the red-hot writer-director and Key and Peele alum. At a Blu-ray event for Get Out held on the Universal lot earlier this month, Peele teased — or “approached teasing” — his next film to Yahoo Movies.

  • 'Get Out': Jordan Peele Reveals the One Easter Egg He Didn't Think You'd Spot (Exclusive)
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    'Get Out': Jordan Peele Reveals the One Easter Egg He Didn't Think You'd Spot (Exclusive)

    Jordan Peele’s biting commentary on race in America-slash-scarefest about a black photographer whose weekend away at his white girlfriend’s country home turns into a nightmare is chock-full of foreshadowing, subtext, and Easter eggs. Internet sleuths have been dissecting the deeply layered film since the film’s release, and Peele himself will occasionally chime in on Twitter to confirm or deny their findings. At this week’s press event for Get Out‘s home release in Los Angeles (the film is now available on digital services and will be available May 23 on DVD/Blu-ray), the writer-director revealed to Yahoo Movies the hidden reference he was most impressed viewers recognized.

  • 'Get Out' Director Jordan Peele Is Putting a Lot of Thought Into a Sequel
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    'Get Out' Director Jordan Peele Is Putting a Lot of Thought Into a Sequel

    Get Out, Jordan Peele’s acclaimed satire of “post-racial America” cloaked in the guise of a freaky psychological thriller, has been the biggest box office surprise of the year. Naturally, we’ve got to wonder if Peele has plans for a sequel. Jason Blum, the horror hitmaker whose Blumhouse Productions was behind Get Out, seemed less sure, even though his company has released multiple entries in its successful Paranormal Activity, Insidious and The Purge franchises.

  • 'Get Out' Star Daniel Kaluuya Responds to Samuel L. Jackson Comments: 'I Resent That I Have to Prove I'm Black'
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    'Get Out' Star Daniel Kaluuya Responds to Samuel L. Jackson Comments: 'I Resent That I Have to Prove I'm Black'

    Daniel Kaluuya, the British actor and star of Jordan Peele‘s hit horror movie Get Out, defended his casting in the film that explores racial issues in the U.S. While Jackson defended his remarks as not a criticism of black British actors but just a question about Hollywood, Kaluuya, who rose to fame in the U.K. on TV shows such as Skins and Babylon and will soon appear in Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther and was recently cast as the lead in Steve McQueen‘s Widows, addressed the complaint. “Big up Samuel L. Jackson, because here’s a guy who has broken down doors.

  • 'Get Out' Director Jordan Peele Explains Origin and Influences of His Acclaimed Horror Debut
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    'Get Out' Director Jordan Peele Explains Origin and Influences of His Acclaimed Horror Debut

    Any fan of the Comedy Central series Key and Peele knows that its eponymous creators and costars, Keegan Michael-Key and Jordan Peele, are big-time horror fans. Peele, it turns out, is such a genre groupie that his acclaimed directorial debut, Get Out — which currently boasts a rare 100 percent approval rating on the critic aggregator Rotten Tomatoes — is a legit frightener. Yes, there’s some dark comedy in the film, about a young black photographer (Daniel Kaluuya) who senses something sinister going on while meeting his girlfriend’s white parents during a weekend away in the ‘burbs.

  • Jordan Peele Shows Us How He Directed 'Get Out' Scenes as Tracy Morgan, Forest Whitaker, and Barack Obama
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    Jordan Peele Shows Us How He Directed 'Get Out' Scenes as Tracy Morgan, Forest Whitaker, and Barack Obama

    Jordan Peele does not appear onscreen in his directorial debut, Get Out, the sharply subversive horror film about a biracial couple’s very terrifying weekend in the suburbs. But the Key and Peele alum and sketch-comedy pro did some acting around the movie.