Jordan Peele admitted he almost didn't become a filmmaker because there were only a number of black role models when he was growing up.
The 36-year-old actor-turned-filmmaker made history after becoming the first ever African American to win the Best Original Screenplay at the Academy Awards on Sunday (04.03.18) for his psychological thriller 'Get Out', and he admitted he is "proud" to be part of a movement.
Speaking at the press conference at the Dolby Theatre, in Los Angeles, after winning the award, Peele said: "It's a renaissance. I almost never became a director because there was a shortage of role models - there was Spike Lee, John Singleton and others.
"I am so proud to be at the beginning of a movement where the best films in every genre are being bought by my fellow black directors."