This year’s Oscars 2022 marked the 94th Academy Awards ceremony. A lot of good yet a lot of controversial stuff happened. let’s not beat around the bush and get straight to the point. Actor Will Smith slapped comedian Chris Rock mid-ceremony!
What happened –
Apparently, Chris Rock the comedian who was a presenter at the ceremony was smacked in the face by actor Will Smith. While hosting Chris Brown made a joke referencing the hairstyle of Will Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith. Which in turn enraged Will Smith walking across the stage and slapping Chris Rock before asking him to keep his wife’s name out of his jokes.
Will Smith also won the award for best actor for his movie “King Richard”, later as the ceremony progressed.
Jada Pinkett Smith suffered from alopecia which makes the individual lose hair in clumps. She had revealed her diagnosis publicly in 2018. And the joke Chris Brown made referred to her hairstyle in the 1997 movie “G.I Jane” where actress Demi Moore had shaved her head off in the movie.
The incident has taken the internet by storm and people have been having their own biased opinions on the topic. While some are supporting Will Smith in his actions, some are offended by his behavior.
One of the well-known actors in the Hollywood Industry, Jim Carrey referred to Hollywood as a “spineless mass”. Further stating that the scenario could have been handled in quite a different manner and with a more peaceful approach.
Will Smith later issued an apology via his social media on Instagram.
Personally, I feel that already a lot of people have been posting their own opinions in hundreds and it’s getting a lot boring to add more to it. So I won’t be choosing sides or adding my views to it. I am just here to share the events of it.
Oscars 2022 Winners
Enough with the controversy and now let’s move on to the good parts of the ceremony.
- CODA – Best Picture Award and Best Adapted Screenplay
- Jessica Chastain – Best Actress for Eyes of Tammy Faye
- Encanto – Best Animated Feature
- Drive My Car – International Feature Film
- Ariana DeBose – Best Supporting Actress
- The Long Goodbye – Live Action Short Film
- Dune – Best Visual Effects – Best Cinematography – Best Film Editing – Best Sound – Best Production Design
- The Windshield Wiper – Beset Animated Short Film
- Will Smith – Best Actor for King Richard
- No Time To Die – Best Original Song
- Jane Campion – Best Director for The Power Of The Dog
- Troy Kotsur – Best Supporting Actor in CODA
- Summer Of Soul – Best Documentary Feature
- Belfast – Best Original Screenplay
- The Eyes Of Tammy Faye – Best Makeup and Hairstyling
- Cruella – Best Costume Design
- The Queen Of Basketball – Best Short Documentary
Recent update on Chris Rock – Will Smith feud
The Academy has apologized to Chris Rock for the mishappening. And Will Smith has voluntarily resigned from the Academy prior to the decision by the Academy which was to be held on the 14th of April, 2022.
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