Writer-director Jordan Peele giving his acceptance speech. GETTY/AFP / Emma McIntyre

“Get Out” made a bold claim for the Oscars with wins at the Writers Guild of Americas Award on Sunday.

The awards, three weeks before the Oscars, affirms the award credentials of the Jordan Peele-directed movie.

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Peele, who also doubled a writer on the movie, won the award for best original screenplay for the dark satire of what an African-American experiences and liberal white guilt.

Receiving his award, he said: “This was a passion project. It was something I put my love into, I put my soul into, so getting this from you means so much.

“I started writing it in 2008 and there were a lot of ups and downs.”

The movie has already won Peele awards at the Directors Guild of America Awards and has four Oscar nominations

Another movie that did well on the night was “Call Me by Your Name”, an adaptation of the novel by the same title and written by Andre Actman.

It won James Ivory the prize for best adapted screenplay and Ivory can look to claiming one of the four Oscar nominations the movie got.

Best documentary screenplay went to Brett Morgen for “Jane,” a study of the life and work of celebrated primatologist Jane Goodall, whose groundbreaking chimpanzee research revolutionized people’s understanding of the natural world.

Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” won both best drama and best new series, while HBO’s “Veep” took best comedy series.