At the 94th night of the Academy Awards, held at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, Will Smith won the award for Best Actor for the film “King Richard” Will Smith was recognized for impeccably portraying Richard Williams, father of the two tennis champions Serena and Venus.
The film was critically acclaimed and reconstructed the life of Richard Williams and the growth of Serena and Venus. The two American players have always proudly followed the advice and direction of their father, thanks to whom they have written some of the most exciting pages in tennis history.
A few minutes after winning his first Oscar, Will Smith has made himself the author of a gesture that is giving a lot to talk about. The American actor hit comedian Chris Rock, one of the night’s presenters, in the face in the middle of the ceremony and live around the world.
Rock made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith (Will Smith’s wife, ed.), and the movie star joined him center stage to slap him hard. “Don’t ever say my wife’s name again,” Smith finally yelled after reaching her seat.
Serena Williams, present at the award ceremony, commented on the incident through her Instagram account. The 23-time Grand Slam champion was literally speechless and showed her disbelief in a short account.
“I just sat down,” Williams said. The Academy, through Twitter, condemned Will Smith’s gesture and specified that he does not approve of violence in any of its forms. It is to the Academy that the actor apologized for him: “Richard Williams was a proud supporter of his family.
At this point in my life I am truly overwhelmed by what God is asking me to be and do in this world. I want to apologize to the Academy, I want to apologize to my teammates.”
Venus and Serena Williams present at the Academy Awards
These are the impressive looks of Serena and Venus Williams at the Oscars 2022.
Venus in a white dress, Serena in a pink one: