Jordan Peele wins Oscar for "Get Out," movie filmed in Mobile an - FOX Carolina 21

Jordan Peele wins Oscar for "Get Out," movie filmed in Mobile and Baldwin County

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LOS ANGELES (AP)  “Get Out” has won the Academy Award for best original screenplay, giving writer-director Jordan Peele a historic win.

Peele is the first African-American writer to win in the category.

His win was greeted by thunderous applause in the Dolby Theatre, which Peele tried to quiet. He said in his acceptance speech that he stopped writing his horror sensation “about 20 times because I thought it was impossible.”

But Peele says he kept writing because he knew if it got made, he knew “people would hear it and see it.”

Peele is also nominated for best director and “Get Out” is competing in the best picture category.

The film was shot in February and March of 2016. Most scenes from "Get Out" were filmed at a home on Hermitage Lane in Fairhope. Other scenes were shot at an apartment building in Downtown Mobile, the Ashland Place Historic District in Midtown Mobile, and the Mobile Civic Center. 

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