威尔史密斯, Chris Rock Oscars feud may have started in 2016

On Hollywood’s biggest night of the year, Smith hit the comedian and Oscars presenter. It wasn’t the first time the stars were at odds.

When Rock hosted the Academy Awards in 2016, he devoted a portion of his monologue to Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith. 当时, “周六夜现场” alum poked fun at the actress’ plans to boycott the ceremony due to the lack of diversity among the nominees.

Jada went madJada said she’s not coming,” Rock said during his opening monologue. “Jada boycotting the Oscars is like me boycotting Rihanna’s panties. I wasn’t invited.

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Will Smith slapped Chris Rock during the Oscars on Sunday night after the comic poked fun at the actor's wife, 贾达·平克特·史密斯(Jada Pinkett Smith).

Will Smith slapped Chris Rock during the Oscars on Sunday night after the comic poked fun at the actor’s wife, 贾达·平克特·史密斯(Jada Pinkett Smith). (ANGELA WEISS, ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)

The comic then set his sights on Smith, who missed out on an acting nomination that year forConcussion.

It’s not fair that Will was this good and didn’t get nominated,” Rock said. “It’s also not fair that Will was paid $ 20 million for ‘Wild Wild West.’

当时, Pinkett Smith seemed to take the jokes in stride.

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Host Chris Rock speaks onstage during the 88th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on February 28, 2016, 在好莱坞, 加利福尼亚州.

Host Chris Rock speaks onstage during the 88th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on February 28, 2016, 在好莱坞, 加利福尼亚州. (凯文·温特/盖蒂图片社)

It comes with the territory, sweetheart,” she told X17 a week after the Oscars. “嘿, 看, it comes with the territory, but we gotta keep it moving. We gotta keep it moving. We gotta keep it moving. There’s a lot of stuff we gotta handle, a lot of stuff in our world right now. We gotta keep it moving.

When Smith was asked about Rock’s jokes while filming in New York, he simply smiled and gave a peace sign as his response.

And one tweet may have predicted what was to come.

Will Smith has to punch Chris Rock in the face …. He has no choice,” 一位用户发了推文.

快进到 2022, the gloves were off when Rock poked fun at Pinkett Smith’s head.

“贾达, 我爱你. ‘G.I. Jane 2,’ can’t wait to see it, 好的?” Rock joked, 指的是 1997 电影 “GI. 简,” starring Demi Moore, who shaved her head to portray a fictional Navy Seal candidate.

Pinkett Smith, 50, revealed in 2018 that she was diagnosed with alopecia. The actress has often discussed the challenges of hair loss on Instagram and other social media platforms.

The joke missed, badly.

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During better times. Will Smith and Chris Rock are seen here during an episode of "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air."

During better times. Will Smith and Chris Rock are seen here during an episode ofFresh Prince of Bel-Air.( Jan Sonnenmair/NBCU Photo Bank)

史密斯, 53, walked onto the stage from his front-row seat and took a swing at Rock with an open palm, generating a loud smack. Smith walked back to his seat and shouted for Rock to leave Pinkett Smith alone. Rock replied that he was just making a “GI. 简” joke — and Smith yelled back at him a second time.

Smith shouted at Rock tokeep my wife’s name out of your fing mouth,” and the crowd hushed as it became clear this was no act.

The moment shocked the Dolby Theatre audience and viewers at home. At the commercial break, presenter Daniel Kaluuya came up to hug Smith, and Denzel Washington escorted him to the side of the stage. The two talked and hugged and Tyler Perry came over to talk as well.

Smith shared what Washington told him: “At your highest moment, be careful because that’s when the devil comes for you.

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威尔史密斯, 对, hits Chris Rock on stage while presenting the award for best documentary feature at the Oscars on Sunday, 游行 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

威尔史密斯, 对, hits Chris Rock on stage while presenting the award for best documentary feature at the Oscars on Sunday, 游行 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

I’m hoping the Academy invites me back,” said Smith.

Reps for Smith, Pinkett Smith and Rock didn’t immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment. A spokesperson for the Academy also didn’t immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment concerning whether Smith will be invited back to the Oscars.

Smith went on to win his first-ever Academy Award. 然而, the confrontation overshadowed his milestone accomplishment. He was previously nominated twice for best actor, for his role in “但” 在 2002 和 “The Pursuit of Happyness” 在 2007. In those films, he portrayed real-life characters: Boxing legend Muhammad Ali and Chris Garner, a homeless salesman.

这次, Smith won against formidable competition including Andrew Garfield, Javier Bardem, Benedict Cumberbatch and Denzel Washington — who won his first and only best actor Oscar award in 2002 over Smith forTraining Day.

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Bradley Cooper, 剩下, and Will Smith appear in the audience at the Oscars on Sunday, 游行 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

Bradley Cooper, 剩下, and Will Smith appear in the audience at the Oscars on Sunday, 游行 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Two hours after the incident, the Academy issued a statement urging for the focus to be on the winners of the evening.

The Academy does not condone violence of any form,” 推文阅读. “Tonight we are delighted to celebrate our 94th Academy Awards winners, who deserve this moment of recognition from their peers and movie lovers around the world.

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