After winning his first Oscar, American actor Will Smith has apologized to the Academy for slapping comedian Chris Rock earlier in the ceremony after being upset by a prank directed at his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.
According to Variety, Rock appeared onstage to present the documentary film Oscar and then made a joke about Jada-Pinkett being in ‘GI Jane’ because of her shaved bald spot.
Smith was laughing at first, but Jada clearly seemed affected by the joke. Smith then went onstage to punch Rock.
Tim and Trevor and Zack and Saniyya and Demi and Aunjanue and the entire cast and crew of ‘King Richard,’ Venus and Serena, the entire Williams family,” Smith said during his acceptance. she talks.
“Art imitates life. I look like the crazy dad, just like they said about Richard Williams,” Smith said in his tearful acceptance speech.
Smith won his first Oscar for playing the role of Richard Williams in “King Richard,” a film about the life of Serena and Venus Williams’ father.
The film follows the life of Richard Williams, the father and coach of famous tennis players Venus and Serena Williams. The film stars Smith, Aunjanue Ellis, Saniyya Sidney, Demi Singleton, Tony Goldwyn, and Jon Bernthal.
It was named one of the best films of 2021 by the American Film Institute and earned six nominations at the 27th Critics’ Choice Awards (including Best Picture).
Earlier this year, Smith had won his first Globen Globe in the same category for the same film.
The 94th Academy Awards will take place at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, with Regina Hall, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes hosting the ceremony. The Oscar nominations were announced on February 8 of this year by actors Tracee Ellis Ross and Leslie Jordan.
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