This year’s Oscars were as surprising as the last two years of this pandemic. Although we surely needed a bit of distraction. We probably weren’t expecting a physical confrontation between two superstars.  Apple’s movie ‘CODA’ became the first movie from a streaming service to receive the best picture recognition.

Chris Rock and Will Smith’s fight

Will Smith slapped Chris Rock on stage

More on the physical confrontation Oscar-winning actor Will Smith marched up to mate Chris Rock just as he was about to present the best documentary award. How did that happen you’d think! Well actor Chris Rock joked about Jada Pinkett Smith’s hair which led to the later chaos. ABC cut out the mics just before the two started shouting at each other, but uncensored feeds picked up most of it. Moments later the internet was blasting with memes of the two.

Moments later Will Smith was called upon to accept the award for best actor for the movie ‘King Richard’. He accepted the award and in the most sarcastic way commented to the fellow audience “Love will make you do crazy things.” The confrontation was certainly a shocking event but subdued with further progress in the award show.

Besides the chaos, the Oscars were a major win. Here are some of the highlights from the show…

Apple’s “CODA” received great praise

CODA winners

“CODA” was the first film produced by a streaming service to win Best Picture.

Troy Kotsur of “CODA” became the first deaf man to win an Academy Award for acting.

Dune movie received a total of 6 awards

Dune received most of the awards in the categories of best visual effects, cinematography and film editing

The movie also marked its place in best score, sound and production design

Dune movie poster

Samuel L. Jackson receives his first oscar!

Samuel l. Jackson on the left and friend Denzel Washington on right

Amidst all the words spoken, fists raised the best thing was Samuel L Jackson received an Oscar. That’s right! Despite being on screen for most of his life Samuel l Jackson was presented with an Academy Award for lifetime achievement by his dear friend Denzel Washington.

Washington recalled all the good times with his dear friend since they started in theatre. Jackson appeared in more than 150 films so far. His best include Jurassic park, star wars, the deep blue sea, and of course ‘he had an idea to bring together a group of remarkable people.’


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Last Update: April 19, 2022