Jordan Peele Joins Elite Class of Black Men Nominated for Director

(Actor, director Jordan Peele)

Jordan Peele had a lot to celebrate Tuesday morning, including an Oscar nomination for director.

The honor makes the ?Get Out? filmmaker just the fifth black director nominated for the award, a distinguished group that includes John Singleton for 1991?s ?Boyz n the Hood,? Lee Daniels for 2009?s ?Precious,? Steve McQueen for 2013?s ?12 Years a Slave? and Barry Jenkins for last year?s best-picture winner, ?Moonlight.?

There is history left to be made, however. Peele could become the first black director to win the Academy Award.

Meanwhile, no female black directors ? no, not even Ava DuVernay or Dee Rees ? have ever been nominated for a directing Oscar.

(Article written by Libby Hill)