What Caused The ’12 Years A Slave’ Oscars Beef?

We investigate why '12 Years a Slave' director Steve McQueen wasn't talking to writer John Ridley at the Oscars.

At the 2014 Oscars12 Years a Slave” was the big winner in multiple categories… But given the cold shoulder two members of the production team gave each other, it’s a surprise the movie even got as far as being made. So what happened between director Steve McQueen and writer John Ridley?

The rift was first noticeable when Ridley neglected to mention McQueen in his acceptance speech for Best Adapted Screenplay. Granted, Ridley did thank the cast and crew in general; but he also mentioned nearly every other major player by name. This wouldn’t be the first time a name was skipped in an Oscar speech, though, so its not a smoking gun.

Then this Vine from the ceremony surfaced and started making its way around the Internet:

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