Writer Says 12 Years a Slave Used Up the White Guilt Mandela Needed

Jordan Sargent · 06/02/14 03:18PM

Do you remember the film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom? You probably don't, even though it came out last year and starred Idris Elba. It was not well-liked by critics and did not even recover its budget at the box office, and William Nicholson–who wrote the screenplay—thinks he knows why: because 12 Years a Slave "sucked up all the guilt about black people."

Are Steve McQueen and John Ridley Feuding?

Lacey Donohue · 03/03/14 01:59AM

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?

Critics Choice Awards: Sandra Bullock and Bradley Cooper Go Fuck Wild

Lacey Donohue · 01/17/14 11:30AM

If the Critics Choice Awards are accurate predictions for the Oscars, it looks like it will continue to be a great year for 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle, and Gravity. On late Thursday afternoon, the Broadcast Film Critics Association presented the prestigious awards to predictable winners in an airplane hangar in Santa Monica; adding to the glamour was the fact that the event was sponsored by Pinkberry. If there's anything sadder than staying at home to watch an awards show on the CW, it's watching an awards show that stars Tom Hanks eating froyo.

Lacey Donohue · 01/08/14 10:56AM

The BAFTA nominations were announced early Wednesday and Gravity leads the pack with 12 nominations, followed by 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle with 10 each. The nominees for best picture are 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle, Captain Phillips, Gravity, and Philomena.

Lacey Donohue · 01/02/14 02:55PM

The Producers Guild of America announced on Thursday the 10 films whose producers are nominated for the PGA's Darryl F. Zanuck producer of the year award: 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle, Blue Jasmine, Captain Phillips, Dallas Buyers Club, Gravity, Her, Nebraska, Saving Mr. Banks and The Wolf of Wall Street.

Breakdowns: Hollywood's BFFs Tina and Amy Are Hosting The Globes Again

Beejoli Shah · 10/15/13 02:36PM

Human jelly beans and BFFS Teenz and Ames will be hosting the Golden Globes again, hurrah!; Kelso is the richest man on your 62"; Michael Fassbender and little Michael Fassbender will not be campaigning for an Oscar this year; Aaron Paul has turned Bitch! into a song.

Breakdowns: Madonna Called Someone "Enslaver" During 12 Years A Slave

Beejoli Shah · 10/14/13 11:47AM

Madonna gets banned from a movie theater for poor use of insults; Charlie Hunnam drops out of 50 Shades of Grey because no reason, definitely not cold feet or anything; Bill Murray won't be able to come to your parties for a few weeks—he's got a REAL job to do—and Edward Norton will be trying to save a show that should be taken out back and humanely shot between the eyes.