Typically, the winner of the Best Actor award is invited to the following year’s ceremony to present the Best Actress award, and vice versa for Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Supporting Actress winners.
Shortly after Smith slapped Rock, he won best actor for his role in King Richardthe first of his career, but he is not expected to present an award during Sunday night’s ceremony due to the Academy’s ban.
Those who will be present
The other winners of last year’s main acting awards have already been announced as presenters of this year’s gala, including Jessica Chastainwho won Best Actress for her performance in The Eyes Of Tammy Faye, Ariana DeBosewho won Best Supporting Actress for her role in West Side Story and troy kotsurwhich he won for his role in CODA.
What the last that is known of Will Smith
Smith returned to the award shows on March 1, when he was awarded the Beacon Award from the African American Film Critics Association for “Emancipation,” an award he received with director Antoine Fuqua.
“Emancipation’ was the single most difficult movie of my entire career,” said Smith, who played a slave named Peter in the AppleTV+ film. “It’s really hard to transport a modern mind to that time period. It’s hard to imagine that level of inhumanity,” added the Oscar winner.
The week before, Smith had won the best actor award at the NAACP Image Awards, which recognizes the achievements of people of color in arts, entertainment and culture, for this very film. However, he did not attend the event and instead posted a message on social media.
How was the scandal at the Oscars 2022
Last year, while onstage, Rock improvised a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith, who was sitting near the stage with her husband, Will Smith. Rock compared her bald hairdo to Demi Moore’s crew cut in GI Jane.
Pinkett Smith suffers from alopecia, a disease that causes hair loss. At first Smith laughed at the joke, then he yelled at Rock and decisively walked up on stage and slapped him across the face.. Smith resigned as a member of the Academy and was barred from attending the group’s events for a decade, though he is still up for nomination. Smith posted an apology video in July.
For his part, Rock remained silent about the incident until last week, when it was one of the main topics he covered in his Netflix stand-up comedy special Selective Outrage. “I watch Emancipation just to see him get beat up,” Rock said, referring to Smith’s film in which he plays an enslaved man.
Oscar 2023 Awards: they created a “crisis team” to prevent other similar events
Last month, the Academy’s chief executive, Bill Kramer, said the organization had put in place a “crisis team” to react to potential emergencies, after the group came under fire last year for its response to the slap. Smith was not ejected from the ceremony and was able to take the stage soon after to accept his Best Actor trophy.
“In the wake of [la bofetada] In the past year, we’ve opened our minds to the many things that can happen at the Oscars,” he told Time. “We have a whole crisis team, something we’ve never had before, and a lot of plans in place. We have run many scenarios. So we hope to be prepared for anything that we can’t foresee right now, but that we are planning for just in case.”
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