“Get Out” wins best original screenplay at WGA Awards

Daniel Kaluuya and Allison Williams in "Get Out." Image by Universal Studios

Get Out, which was written and directed by Jordan Peele, won the award for best original screenplay at the Writers Guild of America Awards(WGA).

Writers Guild of America is a labor union dedicated to protecting the work of TV and film writers; this labor union is split into Writers Guild of America East and Writers Guild of America West.

The joint labor union created these awards in order to reward the films and television shows for excellent writing. Previous winners of the best original screen play include The Hurt Locker written by Mark Boal and Inception by Christopher Nolan.

Get Out deals with racism in contemporary America.In his acceptance speech Peele explained that this film was “a passion project. It was something that I put my love into, I put my soul into, so getting this from you means so much.”