"Get Out" writer-director Jordan Peele made history this weekend, becoming the first African-American to win the Best Original Screenplay Oscar. And no one was happier for the onetime Comedy Central star than his friend and former castmate, Keegan-Michael Key.
Key, the other half of the titular duo from the dearly departed sketch series "Key & Peele," was watching the ceremony with some other celebs (including Colin Hanks) at a party nearby, and literally jumped for joy when his pal was announced as the winner. Photos captured of the sweet reaction depict Key standing on a chair and triumphantly throwing his hands in the air, shouting, and grinning broadly while clutching the hand of another partygoer.
Great moment here when Jordan Peele wins for Get Out ! pic.twitter.com/cRTkdTNczZ— Ben Winston (@benwinston) March 5, 2018
This picset of Keegan Michael Key celebrating Jordan's Oscar win is everything! I pray all your friends celebrate your successes like this behind your back 🙌🏾 pic.twitter.com/ENRnrEYulx— London Hughes (@TheLondonHughes) March 5, 2018
The comedian also took to Twitter himself to share some love for Peele, writing, "Congrats to my partner in laughs @JordanPeele on his first Oscar," and adding in the awesome hashtag, #oscarssopeele. The pair ran into each other later that night at the Vanity Fair Oscars party, and shared a sweet embrace.
Pic of the day pic.twitter.com/0gRuTCXNnI— Matthew T'Cherry (@MatthewACherry) March 5, 2018
Naturally, fans found the public display of affection absolutely heartwarming, and shared their love for the friends' love on social media.
Get you a friend that looks at you the way Key looks at Peele. pic.twitter.com/DI1M1GDd0S— Jaime Primak (@JaimePrimak) March 5, 2018
Now taking applications for a friend that will love and support me the way Keegan-Michael Key loves and supports Jordan Peele https://t.co/oIMNsvgsH3— Dom (@DomDiFurio) March 5, 2018
this photo is the best Romcom of the past five years https://t.co/1vimJNYPpk— greta garbage (@kickinson) March 5, 2018
I was absolutely beaming at my wife on our wedding day and I didn't look as happy and proud as Keegan-Michael Key does here. pic.twitter.com/MPZcLnB8AD— Andy (@_rallycap) March 5, 2018
"I promise to love you as much as Key loves Peele" should be in all wedding vows in 2018.— Andy (@_rallycap) March 5, 2018
May we all have BFFs who love us as much as Key loves Peele.
[via: Twitter Moments]