Mandela Screenwriter Says 12 Years a Slave 'Sucked Up All the Guilt About Black People'

By Julissa Catalan

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom screenwriter William Nicholson made some controversial remarks while explaining why he believes his film didn’t receive the acclaim he was anticipating.

While speaking to an audience at the Hay Festival in Wales, Nicholson blamed the success of Steve McQueen’s 12 Years of Slave for essentially overshadowing Mandela, saying:

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