4:28 pm - 03/04/2014

John Ridley Says There's No Writer/Director Feud with Steve McQueen.

So are they feuding, or are they not feuding?

On Oscar night, the web was all abuzz over what was perceived to be a mutual snub involving 12 Years A Slave director Steve McQueen and screenwriter John Ridley. In short, if you missed it all, as John Ridley strode down the aisle to accept his Oscar, despite stopping to shake hands with, and/or hug others along the way, he walked right past McQueen, who was seated in an aisle seat, without so much as a glance, let alone a hand shake. And McQueen didn't even attempt to engage Ridley in any way. Furthermore, Ridley didn’t thank McQueen onstage when he accepted his Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar, and then McQueen seemingly returned the *snub* when he spoke on behalf of the producers of the film, after it was awarded the Best Picture Academy Award, and thanked several who worked on the film, but didn't mention Ridley at all.

According to Ridley, speaking to The New York Post from inside the Vanity Fair Oscar Party after the ceremony, there's absolutely no feud between he and McQueen. His words:

“Listen, without Steve McQueen I wouldn’t have this Oscar tonight [...] I owe a lot to the genius of Steve McQueen, and I am forever grateful to have had the chance to work with him [...] I had less than two minutes to thank everybody, and I was so caught up in the emotion of the moment when I was onstage [...] It was Steve’s wife who found Solomon Northup’s book. It was a great honor, but also a challenge because I wanted to be true to him, to turn Solomon’s eloquent words into a screenplay."

Of course, that's Ridley's story, and he's sticking to it. McQueen may or may not say the same thing whenever he's asked about it - and I'm sure someone will eventually ask him about it. So we'll see.

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maryastor 4th-Mar-2014 07:37 pm (UTC)
not buying it tbh. but i hope if there was something they can put it behind them.
bunica1990 4th-Mar-2014 07:38 pm (UTC)
Hopefully they can settle their differences.
spanishsaharaa 4th-Mar-2014 07:40 pm (UTC)
Fine. But I'm still living for this airless clap.

imabadkid 4th-Mar-2014 07:44 pm (UTC)
He is such a queen
hilarylohan 4th-Mar-2014 07:46 pm (UTC)
I thought he was straight?
tusiaczek87 4th-Mar-2014 07:54 pm (UTC)
ikr? long live this gif
sweetwaterpink 4th-Mar-2014 08:21 pm (UTC)
best gif of the oscars
thebloomroom 4th-Mar-2014 08:27 pm (UTC)
best reaction shot we got, this is the new rihanna at the VMAs
xcollsangelx 4th-Mar-2014 08:50 pm (UTC)
This will never stop being funny.

supertex 4th-Mar-2014 08:52 pm (UTC)
only came in this post to make sure this was here. ty.
jessepinkman 4th-Mar-2014 07:41 pm (UTC)
Idk I think ppl try and blow everything put it proportion. He praised Steve at the spirit awards on Friday.

Edited at 2014-03-04 07:42 pm (UTC)
vervain 4th-Mar-2014 07:41 pm (UTC)
lol as if
brucelynn 4th-Mar-2014 07:42 pm (UTC)
I thought he was Charles Barkley
hipster_douche 4th-Mar-2014 07:42 pm (UTC)
Someone came a knocking on John's door I see. Too late. We have airclap.
just444 4th-Mar-2014 07:42 pm (UTC)
they are lucky Weinstein didn't found out about this while voting was still going on
amkf 4th-Mar-2014 07:46 pm (UTC)
Yes. Props to Fox Searchlight for keeping this under wraps for so long.
hipster_douche 4th-Mar-2014 07:47 pm (UTC)
He had no horse in the race except for Judi Dench in Best Actress. That Judi Dench going blind article was so obviously Harvey tho.
drop_and_roll 4th-Mar-2014 08:00 pm (UTC)
When was there a blind item? Because it's been known about for quite a long time, I think she was talking about it as far back as when Skyfall came out.

Unless the blind item is something beyond the fact that she's losing her sight, I haven't seen it.
masterofmystery 4th-Mar-2014 08:35 pm (UTC)
he had august osage county though
kwikimart 4th-Mar-2014 07:55 pm (UTC)
He must be pressed
eaglefan2011 4th-Mar-2014 07:42 pm (UTC)
hmmmm interesting
satellite__eyes 4th-Mar-2014 07:42 pm (UTC)
There's definitely something going on there but OF COURSE this will be blown out of proportion because it's two successful non-white males.
amkf 4th-Mar-2014 07:47 pm (UTC)
Honestly, the Jason Reitman/Up in the Air-writer dispute was much, much worse than this.
revertigo 4th-Mar-2014 07:49 pm (UTC)
tell me more because i hate that film (minus flawless princesses anna and vera)
syvlie0o0 4th-Mar-2014 07:51 pm (UTC)
Not really. This hasn't gotten as much attention as other director/writer/crew disputes. It's just more high profile because of the way they were acting at the OSCARS.
sweetwaterpink 4th-Mar-2014 08:22 pm (UTC)
IA. It looks obvious that they don't like each other but that's the story of so many people in Hollywood.
neverhft 4th-Mar-2014 07:44 pm (UTC)
I was so caught up in the emotion of the moment when I was onstage

why are people so bad at lying, you thanked Brad Pitt who was sitting two seats infront of Steve and yet you are going to tell me you didn't see Steve right fucking there doing the shadiest clap since Justin Timberlake at the Grammy's....now sis....
thejoker 5th-Mar-2014 12:45 pm (UTC)
Not to mentioned hugged shitstain O. Russell instead of Steve who was sitting across from him :/
revertigo 4th-Mar-2014 07:44 pm (UTC)
these are otherwise great, brilliant men but god that gender is overdramatic and catty. i don't know why it's always women who have the reputation of being so.
vervain 4th-Mar-2014 07:46 pm (UTC)
ikr the two men at work are such gossips. i dont get involved but they like to moan all the time.
peggybundy 4th-Mar-2014 07:50 pm (UTC)
mfte tbh lawd
jellycar 4th-Mar-2014 07:56 pm (UTC)
mte omg
winonaforever 4th-Mar-2014 07:57 pm (UTC)
No lies detected.
la_petite_singe 4th-Mar-2014 08:00 pm (UTC)
SERIOUSLY. I love Steve to death and beyond, but I have absolutely zero patience for petty male insecurity, and it just seems to permeate every possible fuckin' aspect of life.
knighter480 4th-Mar-2014 07:45 pm (UTC)
Y'all so gross. Of course they put two black men against each other. We can never be fully successful we have to be seen as having a 'feud'.
syvlie0o0 4th-Mar-2014 07:51 pm (UTC)
Do you follow the movie world that close? Director/writer disputes are pretty common place, and they get a lot of attention.
hipster_douche 4th-Mar-2014 07:57 pm (UTC)
ssshhhh! She's in the zone.
hipster_douche 4th-Mar-2014 07:55 pm (UTC)
Well John Ridley sure is opinionated. Your gonna love this ONTD

la_petite_singe 4th-Mar-2014 07:59 pm (UTC)
I read this yesterday and I am still AGOG.
holymotors 4th-Mar-2014 08:00 pm (UTC)
yeah fuck him
wheresandrae 4th-Mar-2014 08:09 pm (UTC)
the fuck
amkf 4th-Mar-2014 08:22 pm (UTC)
Oh hey. Have you seen Only Lovers Left Alive yet? And if so, did you want to kill Adam as much as I did?
_xxtom 4th-Mar-2014 08:28 pm (UTC)
Wow the self hate is so strong smh
jellycar 4th-Mar-2014 07:56 pm (UTC)
lol okay.
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