Not only did Get Out get nominated for Best Picture, Daniel Kaluuya got nominated for Best Actor, Jordan Peele got a nod for Best Director. The screenplay also received a nomination for Best Original Screenplay. Not bad for the horror genre.
Now, I will acknowledge some of you who didn’t dig the film for not being traditionally horror, but remember it was originally marketed as a thriller. I think the fact that Blumhouse released it pushed it into the horror genre. However, both Get Out and Peele knew what it was, and you have to give the film credit for being a smart take on the genre.
For the four people who didn’t see the film, Get Out is about:
Chris (Daniel Kaluuya, Sicario) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams, Girls), who have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy (Catherine Keener, Captain Phillips) and Dean (Bradley Whitford, The Cabin in the Woods).
At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined.
We didn’t do a formal review of the film, but Get Out did make our Top 10 list of 2017.
Congratulations, to the cast and crew – well done.