The moment Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars 2022

It’s been almost two weeks since Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars.

The Academy convened today (April 8) to decide what “consequences” Smith will face over the incident, which saw the actor hit Rock on stage and curse at him. after the comedian joked about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.

“Jada, I love you. GI Jane 2, can’t wait to see you,” Rock joked, in an apparent reference to Pinkett Smith’s shaved head. Pinkett Smith claimed last year that she shaved her head after struggling with hair loss.

Smith, who won Best Actor later in the ceremony, stepped on stage and hit Rock, before shouting at him, “Get my wife’s name out of your mouth.”

In a statement released after the incident, the Academy “condemned” Smith’s actions and said an investigation was underway into future sanctions.

The organization said: “The Academy condemns Mr Smith’s actions at last night’s performance. “We have officially begun a formal review surrounding the incident and will explore further actions and consequences consistent with the California Code of Conduct, Standards of Conduct, and law.”

Smith later resigned from the Academy, but some speculated that he might be stripped of his Best Actor award – which he won at this year’s ceremony, for his role in the series. tennis biopic King Richard.

Follow live updates below.

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Meanwhile Lizzie Molyneux, co-creator of the underrated Nick Offerman-starred animated sitcom Dai Bachighlights the difference in recent treatment of Smith and comedian Louis CK:

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On Twitter, Mrs. Doubtfire Screenwriter Randi Mayem Singer wonders why Will Smith has been punished longer than anyone involved in the January 6, 2021 Capitol riots:

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Gervais was a reasonably prominent voice among celebrities in the wake of the Smith-Rock incident.

Addressing the joke that sent Smith into a rage on stage, Gervais described Rock’s quote as “taming”, saying, “You don’t hit someone for a joke, no matter how bad it is – and it does.” not bad!”

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Comedian Ricky Gervais reacted to the news of the ban with a joke:

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While Smith’s Best Actor win will forever be overshadowed by Chris Rock’s drama, many viewers may be curious about the film that gave Smith his win, King Richard.

The movie is currently available to stream on Virgin TV Go in the UK and HBO Max in the US.

In it, Smith plays Richard Williams, the father of aspiring tennis champions Venus and Serena Williams – both of whom attended yesterday’s Oscars.

Read Clarisse Loughrey’s four-star review of the film below…

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And here’s more on Smith’s Oscar-eligibility over the next ten years.

The actor’s ban covers virtual as well as live appearances, meaning he won’t be able to provide a video acceptance speech in the event he’s the winner.

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More on Smith’s response to the decision below.

This short statement echoes what Smith has said before, that he is willing to “accept” the Academy’s punishment without controversy.

“Violence in all its forms is toxic and destructive,” he said after the night of the Oscars.

“My behavior at the Oscars was unacceptable and inexcusable. Jokes at my expense are part of the job, but one joke about Jada’s state of health was too much for me to bear and I reacted emotionally.

“There is no room for violence in a world of love and compassion.”

Louis ChiltonApril 8, 2022 21:06

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Every cloud, I suppose…

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When Smith announced his resignation from the Academy, many wondered what exactly leaving the institution meant.

Only three people, including Smith, have ever resigned as members.

The other two – sound engineer Tom Fleischman and production mixer Peter Kurland – occurred in March 2022 after it was announced that technical awards would be announced before the official ceremony began. head.

However, there have been a number of stars who have been expelled from the Academy in the past, including Carmine Caridi, Harvey Weinstein and Roman Polanski.

See below for details on all the stars who were dropped from the Academy and why…

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An interesting fact to consider: follow washington articlesSmith remained eligible for the award during his decade-long ban.

So we could theoretically be in a position where Smith was nominated again – or even awarded a second Oscar – but barred from attending the ceremony.

However, to be fair there were a lot of people in the Academy’s voting body who weren’t able to vote for him early…

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