A week after
"You can't help people's perceptions, but I am sorry that people perceived that" as a feud, Ridley told HuffPost Live at the
Some observers detected frostiness between Ridley and McQueen on Oscar night, first when Ridley's name was called and he walked by McQueen without looking at him, only to hug
Ridley thanked "the entire cast, the entire crew" during his acceptance speech but didn't mention McQueen by name. For his part, McQueen didn't mention Ridley, despite reading off a laundry list of names.
Reports followed that Ridley and McQueen had been quarreling over the script credit for "12 Years."
Ridley told Indiewire from Austin that he and McQueen had discussed sharing a "screenplay by" credit or a "story by" credit, but ultimately didn't because of the intricacies of
While Ridley seems eager to put the rumors of a feud behind him, he still hasn't been particularly effusive in speaking of McQueen, and it seems inapt to equate the comparatively small Spirit Awards with the grand stage of the Oscars.
This wouldn't be the first such kerfuffle Ridley has been involved in: He also clashed with Russell over the 1999 film "Three Kings." If Ridley and McQueen are indeed back on hugging terms, that would put them about 15 years ahead of schedule.