Times critics Kenneth Turan and Justin Chang discuss the Oscar nominations

Times critics Kenneth Turan and Justin Chang discuss the Oscar nominations

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Jordan Peele on the red carpet for the 49th NAACP Image Awards.
Jordan Peele on the red carpet for the 49th NAACP Image Awards. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

If you look back in history, some of the greatest films of all time were genre films that really had something to say about where we are in the world. And ‘Get Out’ is a reflection of a really dark time in our country.

Producer Sean McKittrick

When Jordan Peele got the news that the biggest gamble of his career had just earned four major Academy Award nominations, including best picture, best director and best original screenplay, he got on the phone with his “Get Out” star, Daniel Kaluuya — and broke down in tears.

“It was very emotional,” said Peele, the…



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