The 2022 edition of the Oscars had many twists and turns. If it usually takes place in February, it had been postponed to March because of the Covid-19 pandemic. This took place on the night of March 27 to 28 and it caused a lot of talk about it. If the film Dune caused a sensation and won awards in many categories, it is another highlight that is talking about him. While he was on stage, Chris Rock had tried a bad joke … which had earned him being slapped by Will Smith. For the 2023 edition, the Academy took precautions and called on a safe presenter. This is Jimmy Kimmel, who is very popular in the United States. A revelation made by the principal concerned in a press release published this Tuesday, November 8. “Being invited to present the Oscars for the third time is either a great honor or a trap,” he said first before adding: “In any case, I am grateful to the Academy for asking me so quickly after everyone said no”. The 95th Academy Awards will take place on March 12, 2023. This should take place in the best conditions.
Jimmy Kimmel is an iconic character of American television. Moreover, this is not the first time that he will be at the head of the Oscars. It was in 2017 that he presented the ceremony for the first time. That year, the film La La Land was mistakenly announced as the winner, opposite Moonlight. He had returned the following year and had kept good memories. “We’re super excited to see Jimmy score his hat trick on this global stage. We know he’ll be funny and up for anything!” said executive producers and showrunners Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner. Following the controversy of the previous edition, the Academy wishes “to return to a program that has respect for cinema and the 95th anniversary of the Oscars”, it is specified. A few years ago, Jimmy Kimmel gave a negative review about hosting a show. “It’s very hard work. Even when you think it was great, you go home and you’re like, ‘Oh, some people didn’t think it was great,'” he previously revealed. to add: “If we don’t care what people are going to say, I think it’s a good job. As a reminder, he presented the Emmys in 2012, 2016 and 2020. Will he be up for the 2023 Oscars.
Will Smith: why did he slap Chris Rock?
While he was on stage, Chris Rock had mentioned the film A Equal Arms by Ridley Scott, released in 1997 and in which Demi Moore has her head completely shaved. An image he has…. Compared to Jada Pinkett Smith, the wife of Will Smith. She suffers from alopecia and has therefore lost some of her hair over the months. A bad taste joke that made the actor react immediately. He then went on stage to slap Chris Rock. Quickly, the Academy of Oscars had spoken. “The Academy condemns Mr. Smith’s actions on last night’s broadcast,” a statement first read. “We have officially started an investigation into this incident,” she said. Subsequently, it was Will Smith who came out of the silence to publicly apologize to Chris Rock. An incident that caused a lot of talk.
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