After John Ridley won the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar on Sunday night for his work on 12 Years a Slave, 12 Years director Steve McQueen offered a less-than-enthusiastic palm clap for his colleague. And then Ridley refused to thank McQueen during his acceptance speech. What gives?
According to Hollywood reporter/tweeter Nikki Finke, the two men are on unpleasant terms regarding the film's screenplay:
My sources attributing John Ridley-Steve McQueen cold shoulder at Oscars tonight to dispute over screenplay credit.
— Nikki Finke (@NikkiFinke) March 3, 2014
Watch the video of Ridley receiving his award and judge for yourself:
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