Keegan-Michael Key clearly Oscar-winner Jordan Peele's biggest fan

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele at the Oscars after party
The bromance between Peele (left) and Key (right) lives on. Photo credit: Getty

No one was happier about Jordan Peele's Oscar win than his long-time collaborator and "partner in laughs", Keegan-Michael Key.

Peele took home the award for Best Original Screenplay for acclaimed satirical horror Get Out at Sunday's Oscars, making him the first black filmmaker to be awarded the honour.

During his acceptance speech, Peele revealed he stopped writing the film around 20 times because he "thought it wasn't going to work". 

At a nearby viewing party, Key leapt onto a chair with his arms raised in triumph the moment Peele's name was announced as winner.

"Congrats to my partner in laughs Jordan Peele on his first Oscar," Key wrote on Twitter. 

His Instagram post was captioned, simply: "#oscarssopeele".

 Key and Peele were then reunited after the ceremony at the Vanity Fair after-party, with the moment they locked eyes captured on camera.

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele at the Oscars after party
Photo credit: Getty

"I think [the win] was perfect," Key told TMZ after the ceremony.

"It was exactly what I thought he would win for. I couldn't be happier for him, my heart overflows for him, he deserves it 100 percent. He's made an important film. It's one thing to make an entertaining film; he's made an important film."

The pair created American sketch comedy series Key & Peele together from 2012 to 2015, winning a Peabody Award and two Primetime Emmy Awrds during that time.  



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