Jordan Peele has come up with a truly memorable metaphor for his awards haul

Jordan Peele didn’t win Best Picture or Best Director at the Oscars this weekend, losing out instead to Guillermo Del Toro’s seventh best movie, but the Get Out mastermind was nevertheless one of the unquestionable “winners” of the evening, even if he only took home one statue. That award made him the first black…

Jordan Peele just became the first black writer to win Best Original Screenplay

Though he admitted that he didn’t want to risk missing out on winning Jimmy Kimmel’s Jet Ski, Jordan Peele made the most of his acceptance speech time when he won Best Original Screenplay for Get Out at tonight’s Academy Awards. Along with the usual thanks, Peele acknowledged how hard it was for him to get the film…

What does the Academy’s changing makeup mean for Best Picture?

The 90th Academy Awards will air this Sunday, March 4, and Film Club is counting down the days leading up to the ceremony with an examination of this year’s major categories. Each day, A.V. Club film editor A.A. Dowd and staff critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky are breaking down a category and giving us their picks for who …

It’s pretty baffling that Gary Oldman is the front-runner for Best Actor

The 90th Academy Awards will air this Sunday, March 4, and Film Club is counting down the days leading up to the ceremony with an examination of this year’s major categories. Each day, A.V. Club film editor A.A. Dowd and staff critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky will break down a category and give us their picks for who …

This year’s Best Director category is the strongest in recent memory

The 90th Academy Awards will air this Sunday, March 4, and Film Club is counting down the days leading up to the ceremony with an examination of this year’s major categories. Each day, A.V. Club film editor A.A. Dowd and staff critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky will break down a category and give us their picks for who …

Will the Academy’s new, more diverse makeup change this year's Oscars? 

Two years ago, the #OscarsSoWhite campaign sent ripples of change throughout Hollywood and forced the film industry’s ruling class to come to grips with its own lack of diversity. In response, then Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs launched an initiative to invite over 400 new, younger, and more diverse members…

Jordan Peele credits Get Out's success to a last-minute script change

Though most scripts go through a rigorous rewrite process before they ever leave the confines of the screenwriter’s computer, there are almost always changes—sometimes big, sometimes small—that are made on the fly once everybody is on set together. A new article from The Hollywood Reporter takes a look at some of the…

Get Out’s Oscar nominations were a welcome surprise from the stodgy Academy

The Oscars are less than a month away, but there are a handful of films from this year’s Best Picture lineup we haven’t covered on Film Club. So we’re catching up with these contenders in a few special-edition episodes. Today, A.V. Club film editor A.A. Dowd and staff critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky discuss one of last…

AMC will be running free screenings of Get Out this Presidents' Day

Here’s one for anybody who’s spent the last year ducking any and all popular movie conversations, so as to hide the fact that they’d somehow failed to see Get Out (or who just, you know, want to see the Oscar-nominated film again): Director Jordan Peele announced today that, in honor of his horror hit’s one-year…

Jordan Peele's impersonation of Chance the Rapper watching Get Out is priceless

There’s probably nothing more nerve-racking for a horror director than seeing an audience watch their movie, since you’re looking for visceral reactions from them. Luckily, Jordan Peele hasn’t had such issues with his debut feature, Get Out, which has routinely made audiences shriek and holler with abandon. And last…

The A.V. Club weighs in on the snubs and nods of this year’s Oscar nominations

Katie Rife: Well, we’ve reached the pinnacle of awards season: The 2018 Oscar nominations were announced this morning. Watching the live stream, there were two films that exceeded my admittedly cynical expectations: Get Out defied the Academy’s historical bias against genre films with four major nominations—Best…