’12 Years a Slave’ dominated at the Oscars, earning coveted awards for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and more. But did writer John Ridley forget to thank director Steve McQueen in his acceptance speech — or did he leave him out on purpose?
Did anyone else notice when John Ridley, last night’s Oscar winner for Best Adapted Screenplay, seemed to remember to thank everyone involved in 12 Years a Slave, except for the film’s director, Steve McQueen? While most of us brushed it off as as an innocent mistake — we all forget things in the heat of the moment, especially a moment as huge as winning an Academy Award — there is now speculation that this was a purposeful snub! Are John and Steve feuding?
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