As Jordan Peele Is Named Best Director at Britannia Awards, Can ‘Us’ Reemerge as Oscar Contender?

As Jordan Peele Is Named Best Director at Britannia Awards, Can ‘Us’ Reemerge as Oscar Contender?
One of the big questions this Oscar season is whether or not Jordan Peele’s horror thriller “Us” will reemerge as a major contender. “Us” opened way back in March and the conversation around the film has not endured as strongly as Peele’s breakthrough directorial debut, “Get Out,” which opened in February 2017 but stayed in the cultural conversation well into 2018. “Get Out” had the kind of cultural longevity (and rave reviews) that made it impossible to ignore during Oscar season. “Us” is a slightly different story.

Universal opened “Us” in theaters in late March to strong reviews and great box office. The movie ended up matching the domestic ($175 million) and worldwide grosses ($255 million) of “Get Out” while being referenced on many mid-year reports of the best movies of 2019 so far (including IndieWire’s list). While “Us” is not short on social and political commentary, it’s a more ambitious
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