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Will Smith triumphantly returns after controversy at the 2022 Academy Awards

Following his performance in Emancipation, Will Smith won a Beacon Award during the African American Film Critics Association Awards, on Wednesday, March 1.

Will Smith takes home the African American Film Critics Association Awards (Photo: Remake/Twitter)

Almost a year after the program aired Oscar 2022which took place on March 27 last year and featured the controversial episode of slapping Chris Rock while presenting the celebration on stage, will Smith Triumphant return to the awards ceremony this Wednesday, 1, in Los Angeles, in the United States. The actor received the award Lighthouse for his role in Releasean Apple TV+ film about an American slave, won an award African American Film Critics Association Awards.

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After receiving the award, Will thanked everyone involved in the work. “I want to thank the African American Film Critics Awards. I want to thank all of you in this room for doing what you do, keeping our stories alive. I want to thank Apple, because budget was one thing. Then budget was another. Then budget was something else.” And Apple never wavered. It was the first time I had heard from the studio that a story was more important than the cost of making it.”

The actor also took the opportunity to talk about a situation he had with one of the film’s actors while recording the plot, who improvised and spat twice on Will’s chest, until the director asked to re-record the scene, this time without. spit. “And in that moment, I knew God was real,” the actor joked. He also mentioned that the temperature was very high on the second day of shooting: “It was all outdoors, that’s right. It was the second day of shooting, it felt like 110 degrees.”

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Chris Rock says he saw a movie Release To see Will Smith get beaten up

in the movie ReleaseWill Smith plays a runaway slave from a plantation in Louisiana in the United States during the 1960s. It is for this reason that the actor slapped Chris Rock after jokingly during the 2022 Oscars about Will’s wife’s baldness (and she suffers from alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss). She said in a comic that she watched the plot just to see the artist being flogged and suffering. The information was disclosed in a report before New York Post.

A controversial slap ring given to Chris Rock by Will Smith during the 2022 Academy Awards (Image: Reproduce/Twitter)

During the acceptance speech in African American Film Critics Association AwardWill does not mention the incident with Chris. Instead, the actor stated that the movie was the hardest of his career. “a Bacon Award It aims to highlight films that address difficult topics with insight, enlightenment, and engaging audiences. We hoped so Release He was able to bring to life the triumphant story of Peter, his steadfast faith and deep love for his family.”