So just a refresh for those coming in late or early wherever you are. The nightâ€™s biggest moment came from best actor winner Will Smith who went viral after he appeared to slap Chris Rock for making an ill-advised joke about his wife Jada Pinkettâ€™s alopecia. He joked that she was set to make GI Jane 2 next, which led Smith to rush up on stage and try to hit Rock. Smith then told him to get his wifeâ€™s name out of his mouth.
Smith was then calmed down by Denzel Washington and Tyler Perry. During his tearful acceptance speech, he offered up an apology, not towards Rock but the Academy, and likened himself to Richard Williams, as someone who protects the women in his life.
A slight overreaction here?
â€œWe donâ€™t have any details about the incident. As soon as we do, we will make them available to the public,â€ an LAPD spokesperson has said about the Rock vs Smith incident. Could this be the first year an Oscar winner is also charged with a crime? That we know of?
Thanks for reading everyone, or for getting here by accident because you typed â€œDid Will Smith just hit Chris Rock?â€ into Google with your thumbs in a hurry. Either way, I appreciate it. Now, whoâ€™s for some group counselling?
And thatâ€™s that. The three hosts, dressed in pyjamas, very quickly speed the ceremony to a close. And, well, you would too, wouldnâ€™t you? What an immensely crackpot few hours those were. Will the Oscars ever be the same?
This is a lovely speech. More so than usual, the Coda team seem especially close, so itâ€™s just as warm and heartfelt as youâ€™d expect. There is a parallel universe somewhere where Coda winning best picture is the moment that everyone takes from tonight. Itâ€™s probably a better universe than the one weâ€™re currently in.
CODA WINS BEST PICTURE
Incredible. Three nominations and three wins. This is the lovely ending we all probably needed tonight.
Lady Gaga and Liza Minelli are here to present Best Picture. Which should probably go to tonightâ€™s Oscar ceremony, in all honesty.
Chastain is now talking about LGBTQ+ persecution, and how everybody is unconditionally loved. And itâ€™s wholly honourable, but in truth it is where nobodyâ€™s head is at right now.
JESSICA CHASTAIN WINS BEST ACTRESS
â€¦ for The Eyes of Tammy Faye. And sheâ€™s just steaming straight into a boilerplate speech without acknowledging anything that happened. It feels a little like sheâ€™s been robbed of her moment.
And now Amy Schumer is back. â€œDid I miss anything? Thereâ€™s like a different vibe in here?â€ she quips.
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