Steve McQueen was heckled by a film critic while accepting an award at last night's New York Film Critics Circle Awards (January 6).
The 12 Years a Slave director took to the stage in tears after a moving introduction by Harry Belafonte at the 69th annual ceremony, held at the Edison Hotel Ballroom in Gotham.
However, Critics Circle member Armond White - controversial film critic for CityArts - yelled at the filmmaker, who won the Best Director prize.
"You're an embarrassing doorman and garbage man. F**k you. Kiss my ass," White is quoted as saying by Variety.
White is known to have behaved similarly at past ceremonies, and has been a negative critic of 12 Years a Slave since October. However, his remarks were not heard at the front of the room and did not interrupt the ceremony.
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