12 Years a Slave was obviously a dramatic film—but had no idea there was so much drama that went into the making of the picture as well!
Director Steve McQueen & screenwriter John Ridley have been apparently experiencing an epic feud since the start of awards season over the film's screenplay credits—which completely boiled over during last night's Oscars telecast!
As John took the stage to accept his award for Best Adapted Screenplay, he failed to mention Steve in his slew of thank yous'—because he reportedly turned down the director's request to be added to the writing credits!
It resulted in this emotionless GIF, which was truly a sight:
Apparently, Steve tapped John to write another slave related project, until Miz McQueen found the original book—shaping the story around those characters!
But back to last night…
When McQueen later took the microphone at the end of the evening for his Best Picture win, he made no mention of the writer—setting the shade fire a blaze!
This battle goes back to the inception of the flick, so we're talking deep seeded anger and hatred!
This successful duo should just burry the hatchet, because they both came out winners last night.
Play nice with the gold statues, you two!
[Image via FayesVision/WENN.]
Tags: 12 years a slave, celebrity feuds, fight, john ridley, oscars, steve mcqueen