Jordan Peele thought writing 'Get Out' was "impossible".
The 39-year-old filmmaker took home the prize for Best Original Screenplay this year at the Academy Awards on Sunday and he admitted the accolade meant a lot to him because there was a point he was convinced the movie would never happen.
He said: "This means so much to me. I stopped writing this movie about 20 times because I thought it was impossible.
"I thought it wasn’t gonna work, I thought no one would ever make this movie, but I kept coming back to it because I knew if someone let me make this movie, then people would hear it and people would see it."
Jordan - who made history as the first black writer to win the Oscar - then issued a string of thank yous, including to those who worked on the movie, cinemagoers, and his beloved wife Chelsea Peretti.
He said: "To the cast and crew, I love you, thank you so much. My wife, who supported me through this whole process. My mother, who taught me to love even in the face of hate.
"And to everybody who went and saw this movie. Everybody who bought a ticket, told somebody to buy a ticket, thank you. I love you for shouting out at the theatre, for shouting out at the screen. I love all, thank you so much goodnight."
'Get Out' - which is also nominated for Best Picture and Best Director - beat out 'The Big Sick', 'Lady Bird', 'The Shape of Water', and 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' to take the prize.
Meanwhile, 'Call Me By Your Name' writer James Ivory - who has been nominated several times in the past - became the oldest ever winner of the Best Adapted Screenplay award at the age of 89.