Oscars 2023 A Crisis Team To prevent Controversies like Slapgate

The academy’s CEO said, “We will be prepared for anything that we cannot anticipate now, but we are planning in case it does happen.”

Bill Kramer, CEO of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is taking all preventive measures to avoid another possible slap gate situation at this year’s Oscars. Bill Kramer, CEO of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, revealed during an interview with Time magazine that the Academy has an “entire crisis team” in place this year to avoid any potential controversy. Asked if there were any measures in place to avoid the potential surprise, Bill Kramer told TIME: “Absolutely.

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used to deal with live tv

Want someone like Jimmy (Kimmel) on stage who is used to handling live TV. Things don’t always go as planned. So you have a host who can really pivot and manage those moments. But we have a full crisis team, something we’ve never had before, and lots of plans. We have run several scenarios. So it’s our hope that we’ll be prepared for anything that we can’t anticipate right now but we’re planning in case it does happen.”

One year after the Will Smith-Chris Rock slapstick

The need for a special “crisis team” comes a year after the Will Smith-Chris Rock slapstick at the 94th Academy Awards. Last year, Chris Rock came on stage to present an award, where he made a joke about Will Smith’s wife and actor Jada Pinkett Smith being in “G.I. Jane” because of her shaved head (she suffers from a condition called alopecia areata). ), which triggered The Pursuit of Happyness actor, who slapped Chris Rock and returned to his seat, and shouted, “Get my wife’s name out of your f*g mouth.”

After the slapping incident

Will Smith specifically apologize to the Academy and the nominees? A few days later, he posted a public apology on Instagram, addressing Chris Rock, the Williams family, and the Academy. Will Smith won Best Actor for his role as Richard Williams, the father of tennis stars Venus and Serena. A few months later, the actor released a video in which he specifically apologized to the comedian actor.

Oscars for the next 10 years to Will Smith

Meanwhile, Will Smith is banned from attending the Oscars for the next 10 years. The Academy has taken disciplinary action against King Richard Starr, who slapped and swore at Oscars presenter Chris Rock for a joke he made at the expense of Will Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett.

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