Oscar: Will Smith won Best Actor, apologized for punching Chris Rock
Will Smith wins Oscar for Best Actor, apologizes for punching Chris Rock
LOS ANGELES: Hollywood star Will Smith ended his dry run at the Oscars when he picked up the Best Actor trophy for “King Richard” when he punched comedian Chris Rock for joking about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith. Kill
It will go down as one of the wildest moments in the history of the Punch Oscars after the 2017 merger, when “La La Land” was mistakenly named “Best Picture” instead of “Moonlight”.
Rock joked with Smith that he was a G.I. Awaiting the sequel. Jane, Pinkett Smith’s film.
The actor approached the stage and slapped Rock.
As he sat down, Smith was heard shouting, “Put my wife’s name out of your mouth.”
The actor summed up the incident by quoting his emotional acceptance speech as “love will drive you crazy”.
“I am being called to love people in my life and to protect people and to be a river for my people; you have to be able to endure abuse, you have to tell people crazy things about you. You have to be able to do that. In this business, you have to be able to get people to insult you and you have to smile and you have to pretend it’s okay.
Thanks to Denzel (Washington) who told me a few minutes ago; he said, ‘In your highest moment, be careful, that’s when the devil comes to you.’
The actor thanked tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams for trusting his father’s story.
“I just hope they didn’t see it on TV. I want to thank the whole family of Venice and Serena and Williams for trusting me with your story. That’s what I want to do. I want to be an ambassador of kind love and care and concern. I want to apologize to the academy. I apologize to all my fellow nominees.
“… Art mimics life. I look like a crazy father, as he said about Richard Williams. But love will force you to do crazy things,” the actor said on his rock. Explaining the anger, he said that he had made fun of Pinkett Smith in his 2016 Oscar monologue as a host.
It was the third time lucky for the 53-year-old star who was previously nominated in the same category twice – “Ali” and “The Pursuit of Happyness” – but couldn’t go all the way.
In the category, Smith was up against Benedict Cumberbatch of “The Power of the Dog”, Andrew Garfield of “Tick, Tick… Boom!”, Javier Bardem of “Being the Ricardos” and Denzel Washington of The “Tragedy of Macbeth”.
Directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green, the biopic on tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams ’father Richard Williams, who guided his prodigal tennis playing daughters from the Compton courts to preeminence in the sport.
Smith delivers a towering perfomance as Williams and paints a sympathetic portrait of the tennis stars ’father, who was shaped by poverty, violence and discrimination.
As Williams, Smith was charismatic and overwhelming. He shows as obstinate, bold, savvy, pugnacious and selfless.
The actor came to Oscar Night as a clear favorite, winning trophies at BAFTA, Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild Awards and Critics’ Choice Awards.
The Oscar trophy is definitely a milestone in Smith’s career, during which time he established himself with films and franchises such as “Independence Day”, “Man in Black” series, “I’m Legend” and “Bad Boys”. Established as one of the most valued stars of Hollywood. ”
But when it came to commercializing with these films, the actor made his acting debut in “Ali” as boxer Muhammad Ali and later in “The Persuit of Happyness” as American businessman and movement speaker Chris Gardner. Also appeared.