Did you catch all the dramatic moments during the 2023 Oscars? The 95th Annual Academy Awards featured red carpet mishaps, crazy celebrity interactions and more during the star-studded event on Sunday, March 12.
Among the most striking incidents of the night was when the actor hugh grant apparently rolled his eyes ashley graham during his live interview with her. Besides that, Austin Butler apparently avoided a question when asked where his girlfriend was, kaia gerberit was that night.
One of the most shocking moments in Academy Awards history occurred last year when Will Smith he took the stage and slapped the comedian chris rockthat he presented at that moment, all over his face.
“Jada, I love you. gi jane 2I can’t wait to see it.” Saturday night live said alum, apparently referring to his shaved head. Seconds later, Will stormed onto the stage and punched the comedian to which Chris exclaimed, “Wow. Will Smith just beat me up.”
He Aladdin The actor returned to his seat and yelled, “Get my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth.” He was later awarded an Oscar for Best Actor for his role as richard williams in king richard.
Two weeks after the incident, in March 2022, the fresh prince of bel air Alum was banned from all Academy events for 10 years, but they didn’t rescind her Oscar win.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences faced backlash for failing to intervene during the moment, prompting the group to implement a “crisis team” for the 2023 ceremony.
“We have executed many scenarios”, CEO of the Academy Bill Kramer said TIME Magazine in February 2023. “So we expect to be prepared for anything that we can’t anticipate right now, but are planning for in the event that it does.”
He admitted that the slap heard around the world “opened our minds” to the “many things” that can go wrong during the live show.
“But these crisis plans, the crisis communication teams and the structures that we have, allow us to say that this is the group that we have to get together very quickly,” the chief executive continued. “This is how we all come together. This is the spokesperson. This will be the statement. And obviously depending on the specifics of the crisis, and hopefully something doesn’t happen and we never have to use them, but we already have frameworks in place that we can tweak.”
A week after the now infamous slap, Will apologized to Chris via Instagram, writing: “I went too far and I was wrong. I am ashamed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness.”
While the comedian kept quiet about the incident, he finally addressed the slap in his Netflix comedy special, Chris Rock: Selective Outragewhich premiered in March 2023.
“Will Smith practices selective outrage,” Chris said, before referring to Jada’s affair during her marriage to Will. “Everyone in the world called her a bitch. I tried to call the son of a bitch and give him my condolences and he won’t pick up. Everyone called that man a bitch. …And who does he hit? Me!”