Inaugural ‘Morning Joe’ Guest Wins Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay


By Jordan Chariton Comment

John RidleyTV news was part of one Oscar winner’s resume, as inaugural “Morning Joe” roundtable guest John Ridley won best adapted screenplay for “12 Years a Slave.”

“What you need to know about John Ridley, as incredibly talented and great as he is, and a gentleman that he is…he really got his roots here at “Morning Joe,” Willie Geist said on this morning’s show. “Seven years ago, in Secaucus…Joe, Mika, myself, and John Ridley sat around a table. It was so cool to see John win an Oscar.”

The show’s twitter handle congratulated their former colleague this morning.

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Ridley on “Morning Joe” pre-Oscars after the jump.