Will Smith punches comedian Chris Rock after pranking wife at Oscars

Rock made a joke about GI Jane, a movie in which Demi Moore plays a soldier with that nickname with cropped hair. Pinkett-Smith could star in GI Jane 2 like this, according to Rock, referring to the lack of hair on her head. Smith reacted furiously: After hitting Rock, he said, “Keep my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth.” The incident was clearly not staged.

alopecia

On social media, many people quickly pointed out to their followers that Jada Pinkett-Smith suffers from alopecia, a condition that causes a person to become partially or completely bald. Those present in the room did not seem well aware of the incident. Photos of several stars in shock at the moment it happened quickly circulated on social media.

Watch Will Smith pack a punch here:

A little later, Smith himself won an Oscar for his role in King Richard, about the childhood of the tennis sisters Serena and Venus Williams. It was the third time Smith had been nominated, but the first time he had won the Academy Award.

Tears rolled down his cheeks during Smith’s acceptance speech. He apologized to the Academy for the incident earlier in the evening. Smith made no apologies to Rock.

Child of Deaf Adult

The film CODA became the big winner of the evening. In addition to the Oscar for best picture, it also won the awards for best screenplay and best supporting actor. This makes CODA the big winner of the evening, next to Dune who won six technical prizes.

CODA, which stands for Child Of Deaf Adult, is about teenage Ruby, the only hearing person in a deaf fishing family who dreams of a singing career. Kotsur plays her father Frank in the film. All speeches for CODA were also presented in sign language.

Tension about the Oscars was already rising before the ceremony, also because of the attention for Ukraine:

Power of the Dog

New Zealand director Jane Campion won the Academy Award for her work on The Power of the Dog. She was the third female director to win the most important film award in the world.

Otherwise, however, The Power of the Dog was the big loser of the evening. Netflix’s western had 12 nominations but only won one frame for best director.

encanto

Disney film Encanto took home the Academy Award for best animated film.

Encanto is about the Colombian Madrigal family, who live in a magical house. All family members also have a gift of their own, except for the main character, teenager Mirabel.

Attention to Ukraine

The organization behind the Academy Awards held a moment of silence during the ceremony for the victims of the Russian attack on Ukraine. There were also many Hollywood stars who wore a ribbon to support Ukraine.

Hans Zimmer

Hans Zimmer won an Oscar last night for his work on the movie Dune. However, the well-known composer is currently touring Europe and celebrated winning his Academy Award in a hotel bar in Amsterdam.

“It’s 2AM in Amsterdam,” Zimmer tweeted, “And my daughter Zoë just woke me up to go to the hotel bar. Wow!!” Zoë Zimmer had come to the Netherlands well prepared: in a photo that the composer placed with the message, a souvenir Oscar sticks out of the pocket of his bathrobe.

And the Oscar goes to…

Best Movie

Winner: code

Other nominees:

  • Belfast
  • Don’t Look Up
  • Drive My Car
  • dune
  • King Richard
  • Licorice Pizza
  • Nightmare Alley
  • The Power of the Dog
  • West Side Story

Best Actress

Winner: Jessica Chastain (The Eyes of Tammy Faye)

Other nominees:

  • Olivia Colman (The Lost Daughter)
  • Penelope Cruz (Parallel Mothers)
  • Nicole Kidman (Being the Ricardos)
  • Kristen Stewart (Spencer)

Best Actor

Winner: Will Smith (King Richard)

Other nominees:

  • Javier Bardem (Being the Ricardos)
  • Benedict Cumberbatch (The Power of the Dog)
  • Andrew Garfield (tick, tick…BOOM!)
  • Denzel Washington (The Tragedy of Macbeth)

Best Original Screenplay

Winner: Belfast (Kenneth Branagh)

Other nominees:

  • Don’t Look Up (Adam McKay, David Sirota)
  • Licorice Pizza (Paul Thomas Anderson)
  • King Richard (Zach Baylin)
  • The Worst Person in the World (Eskil Vogt, Joachim Trier)

Best Edited Screenplay

Winner: Coda (Sian Heder)

Other nominees:

  • Drive My Car (Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Takamasa Oe)
  • Dune (Eric Roth, Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve)
  • The Lost Daughter (Maggie Gyllenhaal)
  • The Power of the Dog (Jane Campion)

Best Foreign Film

Winner: Drive My Car

Other nominees:

  • Flee
  • The Hand of God
  • Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom
  • The Worst Person in the World

Best Supporting Actor

Winner: Troy Kotsur (Coda)

Other nominees:

  • Ciaran Hinds (Belfast)
  • Jesse Plemons (The Power of the Dog)
  • JK Simmons (Being the Ricardos)
  • Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Power of the Dog)

Best Makeup and Styling

Winner: The Eyes of Tammy Faye

Other nominees:

  • Coming 2 America
  • Cruella
  • dune
  • House of Gucci

Best Costume Design

Winner: Cruella

Other nominees:

  • Cyrano
  • dune
  • Nightmare Alley
  • West Side Story

Dear Director

Winner: Jane Campion (The Power of the Dog)

Other nominees:

  • Kenneth Branagh (Belfast)
  • Drive My Car (Rysuke Hamaguchi)
  • Paul Thomas Anderson (Licorice Pizza)
  • Steven Spielberg (West Side Story)

​Best music

Winner: dune

Other nominees:

  • Belfast
  • No Time to Die
  • The Power of the Dog
  • West Side Story

​Best short film

Winner: The Long Goodbye

Other nominees:

  • Ala Kachuu – Take and Run
  • The Dress
  • On My Mind
  • please hold

Best short animation film

Winner: The Windshield Wiper

Other nominees:

  • Affairs of the Art
  • bestia
  • box ballet
  • Robin Robin

​Best animation film

Winner: encanto

Other nominees:

  • Flee
  • Luca
  • The Mitchells Vs the Machines
  • Raya and the Last Dragon

Best short documentary

Winner: The Queen of Basketball

Other nominees:

  • Audible
  • Lead Me Home
  • Three Songs for Benazir
  • When We Were Bullies

Best Documentary

Winner: Summer of Soul

Other nominees:

  • Ascension
  • Attica
  • Flee
  • Writing With Fire

Best Visual Effects

Winner: dune

Other nominees:

  • Free Guy
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
  • No Time to Die
  • Spider Man: No Way Home

Best Supporting Actress

Winner: Ariana DeBose (West Side Story)

Other nominees:

  • Jessie Buckley (The Lost Daughter)
  • Judi Dench (Belfast)
  • Kirsten Dunst (The Power of the Dog)
  • Aunjanue Ellis (King Richard)

Best Production Design

Winner: dune

Other nominees:

  • Nightmare Alley
  • The Power of the Dog
  • The Tragedy of Macbeth
  • West Side Story

​Best cinematography

Winner: dune

Other nominees:

  • Nightmare Alley
  • The Power of the Dog
  • The Tragedy of Macbeth
  • West Side Story

​Best montage

Winner: dune

Other nominees:

  • Don’t Look Up
  • King Richard
  • The Power of the Dog
  • tick, tick… BOOM!

Best original score

Winner: Dune

Other nominees:

  • Don’t Look Up
  • encanto
  • Parallel Mothers
  • The Power of the Dog

best original song

Winner: No Time to Die (No Time to Die)

Other nominees:

  • Be Alive (King Richard)
  • Dos Oruguitas (Encanto)
  • Down to Joy (Belfast)
  • Somehow You Do (Four Good Days)

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