Following an altercation with Chris Rock, Will Smith wins Best Actor at the 2022 Academy Awards
Will Smith won his first Oscar for Best Actor just days after shocking America by violently assaulting Chris Rock at this year’s Academy Awards.
Will Smith became an Academy Award winner after being nominated for his role as the father of Venus and Serena Williams in the film “King Richard.”
Will Smith finally took home the coveted gold statue tonight, despite being nominated for previous performances throughout the years. Denzel Washington, a two-time winner, Benedict Cumberbatch, Javier Bardem, and Andrew Garfield were among the Best Actor nominations.
Will Smith strolled the red carpet with his wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith, who donned an emerald green gown with a lengthy train, while Will wore a conventional three-piece suit with just a bit of shine prior to the show.
His over-six-minute acceptance speech was filled with emotion as he spoke of his long journey to prepare to play Richard Williams, the coach of his daughters Venus and Serena, who went on to become two of the greatest tennis players in history.
He also acknowledged the Williams family, co-star Aunjanue Eliis (who was nominated for Best Supporting Actress), and the two young Venus and Serena actresses. Samuel L. Jackson, who got an honorary Oscar from Denzel Washington this week, gave him the award.