Oscar Slap

Will Smith’s ‘Emancipation’ role taught him lesson post-slap

 While filming “Emancipation,” Will Smith routinely drew inspiration from the words “sacred motivation” that were written on the front page of a script. But the Oscar winner heavily leaned on the phrase even more in recent months, as he tried to overcome the backlash to his Oscars slap and banishment from the ceremony. “It’s like when you can locate and center yourself in your divine purpose, you can withstand anything and everything,” Smith said of the phrase that greeted him when he took on the lead role in Antoine Fuqua’s “Emancipation,” which is currently in theaters and will be available to stream Friday on Apple TV+. “Sacred motivation” became like a theme for him and his castmates, Smith said.

December 26, 2022
December 26, 2022

Chris Rock to live-stream comedy special one year after Oscar slap

 Comedian Chris Rock will live-stream a comedy special on Netflix in March next year, almost exactly a year after he was slapped on stage at the Oscars by actor Will Smith. Chris Rock: Selective Outrage – the first comedy special that the platform will live-stream in a global event – will premiere on March 4.

December 7, 2022
December 7, 2022

Will Smith’s ‘Emancipation’ role taught him lesson post-slap

 While filming “Emancipation,” Will Smith routinely drew inspiration from the words “sacred motivation” that were written on the front page of a script. But the Oscar winner heavily leaned on the phrase even more in recent months, as he tried to overcome the backlash to his Oscars slap and banishment from the ceremony. “It’s like when you can locate and center yourself in your divine purpose, you can withstand anything and everything,” Smith said of the phrase that greeted him when he took on the lead role in Antoine Fuqua’s “Emancipation,” which is currently in theaters and will be available to stream Friday on Apple TV+. “Sacred motivation” became like a theme for him and his castmates, Smith said.

May 4, 2022
May 4, 2022

‘Was that Will Smith?’: Chris Rock jokes after Dave Chappelle attacked on stage

After Dave Chappelle was attacked on stage in Los Angeles by an audience member last night (May 3, 2022), Chris Rock delivered a Will Smith joke, reports The Independent UK.

March 29, 2022
March 29, 2022

Many on social media thought the 'Oscars slap' was staged

In the minutes and hours after Will Smith accosted and slapped Chris Rock before a live audience of millions, social media platforms lit up with a breathless and emphatic hot take: Surely, multitudes insisted, the whole thing was staged.