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John Ridley poses with his award for best adapted screenplay for "12 Years a Slave" at the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California March 2, 2014 REUTERS/ Mario Anzuoni

’12 Years a Slave’ spat: John Ridley regrets not thanking Steve McQueen

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Less than a week ago, TheWrap first reported the details behind the rift between “12 Years a Slave” screenwriter John Ridley and the director of the Best Picture Oscar winner Steve McQueen.


Now, in a new interview, Ridley sought to clarify the situation. He said that he regrets not thanking McQueen when accepting the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay at the Oscars, but that it was an omission rather than a diss.

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