Former World No. 1 Serena Williams together with sister Venus and the entire Williams family had an amazing day at the Oscars as ‘King Richard‘, the biopic drama continues Richard WilliamsHis father and coach of the Williams sisters won an Oscar. Will Smithwho played the title role, won the Oscar for Best Actor.
The film, which was released in 2021, proved to be both a commercial and critical success because it told the story of the Williams family and how Richard’s courage and determination led Serena and Venus to conquer the entire tennis world. Smith had previously been nominated for the category multiple times but failed to win any, but his wait of nearly three decades finally ended at the 2022 Oscars.
However, the ceremony was marred by a sudden tantrum for Smith, who went on stage and slapped the host Chris Rock for comments about Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett-Smith. While the others in the room enjoyed Rock hitting on some film industry colleagues, a comment from Chris about Jada’s hair loss didn’t go down well with Will, who went on stage and slapped Chris in the face as he continued to yell his way back to the seat , “Keep my wife’s name out of your damn mouth”.
Serena, who was at the ceremony with Venus, who was supposed to co-host the ceremony for a small part, was stunned to see the ugly incident unfold. Serena, who chronicled her reaction via her Instagram story, was speechless. In the next story she couldn’t understand much and only said: “I just sat down” before some cheers and clapping from behind covered her sentence.
Will Smith thanks Venus and Serena Williams in his acceptance speech
When he won the prestigious award, Will made sure to thank everyone for their help and efforts. The list included the entire cast and crew of the film King Richard and the American also thanked everyone Williams family for her confidence that he could live up to the role of Richard Williams in the drama.
However, Will didn’t comment on his incident with Chris and just made a sly remark at the end, saying: “Hopefully the academy will call me back next year.” Given the speculation as to what action the Academy will take against Will for his actions, it will be a wait-and-see situation if Will is fined or stripped of his award or ever again denied entry/nomination for violating the code of conduct violated the Academy Awards.
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