Get Out: Winner of Best Screenplay at Gotham Awards

The Gotham Independent Film Awards kicked off on Monday night in downtown Manhattan.

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Jordan Peele, Lois Smith and Brooklyn Prince
27th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards, Show, New York, USA – 27 Nov 2017

Writer-director Jordan Peele picked up the first award of the night for his screenplay for “Get Out.”

“When I started to write this film I set out to make a movie that would be my favorite movie that I had never seen,” Peele said of the horror drama released by Universal Pictures. “I didn’t know it would actually ever get made.”

He added: “It’s so important that we support these voices from the outside, these perspective we haven’t seen, we haven’t heard. They will resonate. We need these stories.”

“Get Out” also won the important audience award for Best Picture.