Some issues have to be seen to be believed. Will Smith and Chris Rock gave the 2022 Oscars loads of moments that left viewers eager to hit replay — and Us Weekly rounded up all of the can’t-miss particulars.
The celebs turned up in droves for the 94th annual Academy Awards on Sunday, March 27, on the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles. Nominees, VIPs and extra got here to see what movies the ten,000 members of the Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences voted as one of the best of the yr.
After opting to not have a bunch since 2017, the Oscars returned with not one however three emcees. Regina Corridor, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes guided the award present, welcoming the viewers with a humorous monologue after strutting their stuff on the crimson carpet.
“We’ve been coping with COVID for 2 years,” Corridor stated. “It’s been actually onerous on folks.”
Schumer added, “Yeah, I imply, simply have a look at Timothée Chalamet.” The digital camera panned to J.Okay. Simmons reasonably than the Dune actor, who was seen chuckling on the opposite aspect of the Dolby Theater.
“You already know what? I’d nonetheless smash,” Corridor quipped.
The lighthearted moments, which additionally included CODA and star Troy Kotsur‘s heartfelt Oscar speeches, have been overshadowed by Smith and Rock’s feud. The comic was presenting an award when he made a quip about Jada Pinkett Smith, who’s sporting a cropped haircut, becoming a member of G.I. Jane 2. The actress, who has brazenly stated she suffers from alopecia, rolled her eyes on the remark, after which Smith marched on stage, slapping Rock throughout the face.
“Hold my spouse’s identify out of your f–king mouth,” the Contemporary Prince of Bel-Air alum yelled after he returned to his seat. Rock had beforehand made jokes as Pinkett Smith’s expense throughout previous awards reveals, claiming in 2016 that she boycotted the Oscars as a result of she wasn’t invited reasonably than because of the lack of variety.
Shortly after, the King Richard actor gained his class for Greatest Actor in a Main Function. He shared some recommendation that fellow nominee Denzel Washington gave him after the slap heard ’around the world. “Denzel stated to me a couple of minutes in the past, ’At your highest second, watch out, that’s when the satan comes for you.’ I need to be a vessel for love. I need to say ‘thanks’ to Venus and Serena and the complete Williams household for trusting me along with your story. … I need to be an envoy of that sort of love and care.”
He additionally took the chance to apologize, though to not Rock. “I need to apologize to the Academy, I need to apologize to all my fellow nominees,” Smith added.
The Trainwreck star tried to loosen up the temper after the Bel-Air producer accepted his award. “I used to be getting out of a Spider-Man costume. Did I miss something? There’s like a special vibe in right here,” the host quipped.
Try the video above to relive one of the best moments from the 2022 Oscars.