John Ridley dishes Oscar win, ‘American Crime’ at Critics’ Choice TV Awards (Exclusive Video)

On the red carpet at the 5th Critics’ Choice TV Awards, John Ridley chatted with Gold Derby about his Oscar win for writing the screenplay for “12 Years a Slave” and his hot new Emmy contender “American Crime.”

Regarding the unique directorial decision to shoot “American Crime” in long takes, Ridley tells us, “I can’t say it’s a philosophy, like there’s a film theory behind it. For me, it was really, where was the emotion in the scene? And if you’re with somebody, why cut away from them? Why move away?”

Scroll down to watch our complete red carpet interview with Ridley.

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