Jordan Peele makes Oscars history with ‘BlacKkKlansman’: More Best Picture nominations than any other black producer

Jordan Peele makes Oscars history with ‘BlacKkKlansman’: More Best Picture nominations than any other black producer
Before Oscar nominations I speculated about whether Jordan Peele could pull a Ben Affleck by winning an Oscar for writing and then one for Best Picture (“BlacKkKlansman”). But Peele made history just by being nominated this year. He now has more Best Picture nominations than any other black producer in history.

When Peele was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for “Get Out” last year he was the first black filmmaker ever to be nominated in those three fields in a single year. Now he’s back in the running as one of the producers of Spike Lee‘s “Klansman.” That brings the total of black nominees for Best Picture to 11, but Peele is the only repeat contender.

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The full list of nominated black producers is as follows:

1985: Quincy Jones for “The Color Purple

2009:
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