Oscars

Lupita Nyong’o is speaking about her reaction to Will Smith smacking Chris Rock at the 94th Academy Awards.

Reflect with us on award show history with these 10 unforgettable hosts who represented for the Black community on their respective stages.

Apparently, Wanda Sykes is still traumatized by Will Smith’s Oscar slap to the point “she can’t talk about it.”

The Academy decided not to turn the other cheek as they impose a ten-year Oscar ban on actor Will Smith Will Smith has, for years, been one of the few people in Hollywood that everyone seemed to like.

The latest in 'The Slap' Saga comes by way of Will Smith himself, who has decided to accept fault for his violent actions against Chris Rock by surprisingly resigning from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences altogether.

It started with a Black man slapping another Black man on live television at the globally televised Oscars, presumably in defense of a Black woman who was being ridiculed over her hairstyle.

The latest reaction to Will Smith's viral slap at the Oscars comes by way of Jim Carrey, who not only detested the act of violence against Chris Rock but also found issues with Hollywood for applauding Smith as he went on to accept the top honor of "Best Actor."

Although it appears that Chris Rock won't be pressing charges for the now-infamous slap seen everywhere, Will Smith still took time to publicly apologize for stepping out of character at the Oscars last night to defend a joke aimed at his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.

“Art imitates life,” Smith said accepting the award. “I look like the crazy father, just like they said about Richard Williams.”

With just a few days before the big night and recent rumors surrounding Beyoncé's long-awaited return to the stage for a very special performance, The Academy has finally revealed its lineup of performers for the 2022 Oscars ceremony. 

Samuel L. Jackson doesn't seem to think his disregard by the Oscars over the years is a fluke, and he has a pretty interesting opinion on why that may be the case for him and other African American Hollywood stars since the first ceremony was hosted back in 1929.

Reports say that each actor will be responsible for one hour of the three-hour broadcast, airing live on ABC on March 27.