The solemn ceremony of awarding the most significant recognitions in the world of film, the Oscar, will be held for the 95th time on March 12 next year, the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced.
Following the news of the next ceremony, in 2023, everyone hopes that the 95th Academy Awards will be held on a calmer note than this year. Let us remind you, that the 94th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre remained in the shadow of an unprecedented scandal.
One violent moment overshadowed the entire award. Instead of the 94th ceremony going down in history for the fact that only the third woman (Jane Campion) won the Academy Award for Best Director in almost a hundred years, or because one independent CODA film won the Best Picture award or the fact that only the first actress of Afro-Latin origin was awarded the title for the best female supporting role – Ariana DeBose, or because Troy Kotsur became the first actor with hearing impairment since 1987 to become a laureate of the American Academy, it was remembered for one slap.
Actor Will Smith, who won the first Oscar of his career for his role in “King Richard” on March 27, was so offended by what was supposed to be a joke about his wife, actress Jade Pinkett Smith, that he slapped his colleague Chris Rock in the middle of the stage.
Due to the storm caused by this act, Will Smith resigned from the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and then the Board of the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences decided to ban him for the next ten years due to the incident at the 94th Academy Awards. In the future, Will won’t be coming to the prestigious ceremony, but also to all other events organized by this institution… Will Smith also apologized on his Instagram profile. It remains to see what will happen next year!