WILL SMITH'S SLAP OF CHRIS ROCK OVERSHADOWS SMITH'S FIRST BEST ACTOR OSCAR AS RICHARD WILLIAMS

Mar 28, 2022

By Jane Brown

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After a movie year often light on crowds, the Academy Awards named an unabashed crowd-pleaser, the deaf family drama CODA best picture Sunday, handing Hollywood’s top award to a streaming service for the first time.

The feel-good moment came after one of the most shocking moments in Oscars history.

Will Smith slapped Chris Rock onstage after the comedian made a joke about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, linked to her baldness due in part to the medical condition alopecia. The moment seemed to shock everyone in the Dolby Theatre audience. A tearful Smith returned to the stage later in the show to collect the best actor Oscar, his first, for his role as the father of tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams.

Here is a list of winners at the Academy Awards on Sunday:

Best picture: CODA

Best actor: Will Smith, King Richard

Best actress: Jessica Chastain, The Eyes of Tammy Faye

Documentary feature: Summer of Soul (Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Original song: No Time to Die from No Time to Die, music and lyric by Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell

Best director: Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog

Best supporting actor: Troy Kotsur, CODA

Best international film: Drive My Car, Japan

Costume design: Cruella

Original screenplay: Belfast

Adapted screenplay: CODA

Best supporting actress: Ariana DeBose

Cinematography: Dune

Visual Effects: Dune

Best animated feature: Encanto

Sound: Dune

Documentary (short subject): The Queen of Basketball

Best animated short film: The Windshield Wiper

Live action short: The Long Goodbye

Music (original score): Dune

Film editing: Dune

Production design: Dune

Makeup and hairstyling: The Eyes of Tammy Faye

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