The 94th Academy Awards ceremony will be remembered by the audience for a fight on stage.
The awarding of the winners of the Academy Award for the best documentary film was not without surprises. At the moment when the host of the ceremony, Chris Rock, was announcing the Oscar nominees in this category, he made a joke about the “amazing and very short hairstyle” of the wife of Hollywood star Will Smith. Actress Jada Pinkett-Smith is struggling with an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss.
While the audience was laughing, Will Smith came up on stage with a smile and slapped the host, which thundered throughout the hall, thanks to the microphone. Then Smith calmly and with a smile returned to his seat. The sound in the ABC broadcast disappeared for a few seconds, so the viewers did not hear Will Smith’s emotional remarks from the audience. The sound in the broadcast was returned at the moment when Chris Rock tried to save the situation with a joke: “It was the greatest night in the history of television.”