, the British screenwriter of last year's Nelson Mandela
biopic - Nelson Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom
, which starred Idris Elba
in the title role - is apparently devastated that his film wasn't quite the critical and commercial hit that he obviously expected it to be, telling the attending audience at The Hays Festival (an annual literature & arts festival held in Hay-on-Wye, Wales for ten days, from May to June) that Oscar voters ignored his film because "12 Years a Slave sucked up all the guilt about black people." In other words, according to Nicholson, what we call "white guilt" is a finite thing, and there's only so much of it to go...