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Viola Davis thinks Steve McQueen is “one the greatest directors out there.” The 53-year-old actress has praised the Widows director for being one of the best filmmakers, “especially for a woman.” Speaking on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” she said, “Best experience of my life. By the way, Steve McQueen has gotta be one of…

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In the wake of the big Oscar win for Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, the story broke regarding a rift between McQueen and John Ridley, the film’s screenwriter. According to various reports, McQueen and Ridley fell out after the British filmmaker’s request for a co-credit on the script was turned down. Since the dispute, McQueen has been cold towards Ridley at awards shows and hasn’t acknowledged the screenwriter in various acceptance speeches.

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Forest Whitaker, Sandra Bullock, Oprah Winfrey and Jared Leto Also Receive Wins from the Nation’s Premiere African American Critics Group The African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) has named 12 Years a Slave as the Best Picture of 2013.  The Fox Searchlight film’s also earned Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Newcomer honors for Steve McQueen, John Ridley…

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12 Years a Slave Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael K. Williams, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Alfre Woodard The very talented Chiwetel Ejiofor helms this Steve McQueen-directed true story about a free black man, Solomon Northup, who was tricked into slavery. Learned and cultured, Northup, a violinist, is labled a runaway from Georgia and is summarily transported…

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The Steve McQueen-directed epic 12 Years a Slave has sent out ripples of excitement all across North America and engendered strong Oscar consideration. McQueen’s critically-acclaimed adaptation of Solomon Northup’s book of the same name is a spellbinding true story of a free, educated and successful black man from the North in 1841 who was tricked,…

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Oscar winners and nominees are no different than the average celebrity. Whether it was long ago during their youth or after their success, they have had a run-in or two with the law. Check out these Oscar winners and nominees who have been arrested.

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