“12 Years a Slave” writer John Ridley (L) and director Steve McQueen
*The Wrap is reporting that there is definitely a screenwriting credit beef going on between “12 Years a Slave” screenwriter John Ridley and director Steve McQueen, both of whom took home Oscars on Sunday night.
During the telecast, many viewers noticed that the two didn’t give each other congratulatory hugs, or even look each other’s way when the other won. Also, neither was thanked, nor even mentioned in the other’s acceptance speech.
Well, according to The Wrap, the bitter feud started when Ridley turned down McQueen’s request for shared screenplay credit.
*A photo of President Obama hugging his wife Michelle Obama is no longer the most retweeted pic in Tw’istory…thanks to Ellen DeGeneres.
During last night’s Academy Awards telecast, the host got Meryl Streep, then Julia Roberts, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Lupita Nyong’o (and her ecstatic brother) to take a selfie in the aisle in an attempt to break Twitter’s retweet record.
Before Cooper pressed the button, Jared Leto, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Kevin Spacey had jumped in it.
’12 Years A Slave’ director Steve McQueen and actor/producer Brad Pitt congratulate each other after winning Oscar for Best picture.
*”12 Years A Slave” was on a lot folks’ lists and the favorite to win the best picture Oscar and Sunday night its destiny was fulfilled at the 86th Academy Awards.
In one of the tightest races in years, the Steve McQueen film beat out “American Hustle, “Gravity” and 8 others nominated in the category.
In fact, the film – produced by Brad Pitt’s Plan B Productions and released through Fox Searchlight – went home with multiple awards including best supporting actress (Lupita Nyong’o) and best adapted screenplay (John Ridgley) and of course, best picture.
(L-R) Producer Brad Pitt and director Steve McQueen accept the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures for ’12 Years a Slave’ onstage during the 25th annual Producers Guild of America Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 19, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.
*For the first time in its history, the Producers Guild of America gave its top prize to two films during its awards ceremony Sunday night.
“Gravity” and “12 Years a Slave” both won the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for outstanding producer of theatrical motion pictures at the show, which took place at the Beverly Hilton.
Producer Brad Pitt and director-producer Steve McQueen accepted “12 Years a Slave’s” award. Pitt talked about the struggle involved in getting a project to the big screen and the rewarding feeling when all of that effort pays off.
Jay-Z didn’t have to change much on a lower budget, but poor Beyonce’s hair has suffered over the years with all the wigs that she can no longer afford.
*All of us have, at one time or another, seen a celebrity and had a hater’s moment saying, “Wow! If I had all that money, I’d look like that too.”
Because we believe that they can afford dietitians, chefs, trainers, beauty treatments, etc., to keep their looks in check. But what if they didn’t?