Oscars 2022

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Video of Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at Oscars tops YouTube chart
Guardian clip which attracted more than 103m views and 1.5m likes was highest trending in UK this year

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

01, Dec, 2022 @5:02 PM

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Will Smith ‘completely understands’ if audiences avoid his films post Oscars slap
Actor says he hopes his actions won’t ‘penalize’ the work of others on Emancipation, his first film since he attacked Chris Rock on stage

Sian Cain

29, Nov, 2022 @12:05 AM

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Chris Rock: Will Smith public apology was ‘a hostage video’
In his first at-length comments on the slap, Rock tells an audience in Liverpool that Smith had impersonated ‘a perfect man for 30 years’ before revealing he was ‘just as ugly as the rest of us’

Catherine Shoard

05, Sep, 2022 @12:36 PM

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Chris Rock says he has turned down offer to host Oscars again
During a standup set Rock said that to return after Will Smith attacked him at this year’s awards would be like returning to the scene of a crime

Catherine Shoard

30, Aug, 2022 @9:22 AM

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Kevin Hart: Will Smith is ‘in a better space’ after Oscars slap
The actor hopes that Smith and Chris Rock can reconcile, ‘find a way to find some solace and move past it’

Andrew Pulver

14, Jul, 2022 @11:46 AM

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Samuel L Jackson criticises Oscars for sidelining Poitier and losing mystique
The actor, who received an honorary Oscar this year, spoke out against the producers’ handling of the in memoriam section, as well as the choice of presenters

Catherine Shoard

15, Jun, 2022 @12:46 PM

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Jada Pinkett Smith hopes Will Smith and Chris Rock will ‘reconcile’ after Oscars slap
Actor, who has alopecia, has finally addressed her husband’s decision to slap Rock over a joke about her shaved head at the Academy Awards

Sian Cain and agencies

02, Jun, 2022 @1:14 AM

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Chris Rock in a hard place: will he make comedy gold out of Will Smith’s slap?
As his hotly anticipated tour arrives in the UK, audiences are wondering whether Rock will share some freshly minted material on the Oscars bust-up

Brian Logan

11, May, 2022 @1:17 PM

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Liza Minnelli was ‘sabotaged’ at Oscars and ‘forced’ to appear in wheelchair
Longtime collaborator Michael Feinstein has alleged that the manner of Minnelli’s appearance presenting best picture last month was largely against her wishes

Catherine Shoard

20, Apr, 2022 @11:15 AM

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Director Laura Wandel: ‘The brutality of the playground is conveyed through noise’
The schoolyard is a psychological minefield in Playground, Wandel’s stomach-churning debut. As the film is released in the UK, she reveals the secret to immersing the viewer in a child’s world

Ben Nicholson

20, Apr, 2022 @6:00 AM

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What’s the real reason why Black celebs are still so angry with Will Smith? | Tayo Bero
Try as you might to be perfect, there’s no grace for Black people who mess up

Tayo Bero

19, Apr, 2022 @10:28 AM

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Belfast’s Jude Hill: ‘All the celebrities at the Oscars, they were shaking with nerves!’
Jude Hill beat 300 other hopefuls to play Buddy, the boy in Kenneth Branagh’s film. The film is a glittering success – and so is the young actor whose career it launched

Rory Carroll

15, Apr, 2022 @7:00 AM

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