‘You can’t invite people from Philly nowhere’: Will Smith jokes about Chris Rock slap as he parties with Jada and their supportive children Jaden and Willow at Vanity Fair bash
Will Smith joked about slapping Chris Rock as he partied with his family at the Vanity Fair Oscars bash on Sunday night.
Shortly after he shocked the 94th Academy Awards by storming the stage and slapping Rock for making a joke about his wife Jada, Will added a comment to his own Instagram post, quipping: ‘You can’t invite people from Philly or Baltimore nowhere.’
Before the ceremony began, Will had shared a montage to Instagram of him and Jada getting ready for the ceremony, captioned: ‘Me ‘n @jadapinkettsmith got all dressed up to choose chaos.’
Smiling: Will Smith had the full support of his family as he celebrated his Oscar win on Sunday night, hours after shocking the ceremony by slapping Chris Rock
After the slap: Shortly after the slap, Will added a comment to his own Instagram post, quipping: ‘You can’t invite people from Philly or Baltimore nowhere’
He added the new comment three hours later, just after slapping Rock, referring to his own birthplace of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and his wife’s of Baltimore, Maryland.
The actor was joined by his wife Jada, their children Jaden, 23, and Willow, 21, and his son Trey, 30, at the Vanity Fair party held at the Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills.
The actor was greeted by a crowd of cheering stars while wife Jada was by his side hours after the incident which saw him slap Rock for making a joke about Jada’s hair loss.
Rock, a veteran stand-up who has previously made jokes about Will and his wife, upset Smith when he compared his wife’s hair to that of G. I. Jane’s, who has a shaved head. Pinkett Smith suffers from hair loss condition alopecia.
Chaos: Before the ceremony began, Will had shared a montage to Instagram of him and Jada getting ready for the ceremony
Getting ready: He captioned the post: ‘Me ‘n @jadapinkettsmith got all dressed up to choose chaos’, later adding the quip about their birthplaces
After his tearful acceptance speech for Best Actor, Will celebrated his win at the star-studded Vanity Fair party, where he and Jada were seen working the room, receiving hugs from stars such as Lupita Nyong-o, who was sat behind the couple during the ceremony.
The actor, 55, posed for selfies, danced with friends and rapped along to his biggest hits including Summertime and Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It which a beaming Jada cheered him on.
Family: The actor was joined by his wife Jada and their children Jaden, 23, and Willow, 21, and his son Trey, 30, at the Vanity Fair party at the Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills
Man of the moment: The actor was greeted by a crowd of cheering stars while wife Jada was by his side after he slapped Rock for making a joke about Jada’s hair loss
Popular: Will was pictured in the middle of the crowd, dancing and cheering with fellow stars
By his side: Jada kept close to Will, who was pictured talking to actress Lupita Nyong’o
Close: Will had a warm hug for Lupita who had earlier been pictured looking shocked after his ceremony slap
Jaden and Willow joined their parents at the afterparty.
Rapper Jaden had earlier taken to Twitter to defend his father, tweeting ‘And that’s how we do it!’ in a since-deleted post, before adding in another post: ‘My Dads Speech Made Me Cry.’
Jaden’s tweet has been retweeted more than 42,000 times and was met with mixed response from social media users.
Cheerleader: Jada could be seen smiling and clapping for her husband as they made their way inside the party to huge applause
We are family: Will and Jada’s son Jaden took to Twitter earlier in the evening to defend his dad
Some alleged the Summertime in Paris singer was a hypocrite because earlier this month he tweeted: ‘Praying For Peace In The World.’
Others outright criticized Jaden for his remarks. ‘No it’s not how you do it,’ commented hip-hop artist Ruslan.
While Willow has not addressed the incident, she did, however, post a series of photos to her Instagram page modeling a black-and-red jeweled outfit, acting as if nothing happened.
Sticking with you: Will couldn’t wipe the smile off his face as he cosied up to Jada and his Oscar at the Vanity Fair bash
Star couple: Jada and Will posed for photos with Will’s Oscar at the entrance to the party
Winner: The focus was on Will’s big win as the night drew on and not the shocking slap
Celeb support: Will and Jada also posed for photo with chat show host Trevor Noah
Social media users hit back at the Whip My Hair hitmaker, leaving comments such as ‘How’s daddy doin’ and ‘Did you See What Your Dad Did.’
Others seemingly applauded Will’s actions, leaving positive comments about the actor on his daughter’s post.
‘You have the coolest dad,’ wrote @allan_mcallister.
Will used his acceptance speech for his first Academy Award to defend storming onto the Oscars stage and slapping presenter Chris.
Love: Willow shared a snap of herself holding Will’s Academy Award and cosying up to her dad
Sweet: Willow also posted a photo of Jada and Jaden sharing a hug backstage
Public support: Rapper Jaden Smith apparently applauded his fathe after the actor slapped comedian Chris Rock in the face during the Academy Awards
Keeping quiet: Unlike her brother, Willow Smith, 21, has not publicly commented on her father’s outburst
Smith on Sunday won Best Actor for his portrayal of Richard Williams, the determined father who raised tennis champions Venus and Serena Williams, in ‘King Richard.’
But the win was completely overshadowed by the assault, which occurred about 40 minutes before his award was unsealed.
Smith was still allowed to make his acceptance speech and, with tears streaming down his face, he appeared to defend hitting Rock because he said he wanted to protect his family.
Party spirit: Willow was on great form, joking around with Chloe Bailey and her brother at the party
Jaden was pictured with film executive Franklin Leonard and actor and producer Lena Waithe
Hugs all round: Jaden was greeted warmly by Lena at the star-studded party
Rock, a veteran stand-up, upset Smith when he compared his wife’s hair to that of G. I. Jane’s, who has a shaved head. Pinkett Smith suffers from hair loss condition alopecia.
‘Love makes you do crazy things’, the rapper and actor admitted as he accepted his Best Actor Oscar statuette.
He added that being a Hollywood star means you should be able to ‘have people disrespecting you and that ‘you just gotta smile and pretend it’s ok,’ he said.
But he added that he admired Richard Williams who ‘was a fierce defender of his family.’
Whack: Chris Rock (left) is slapped by Will after making a joke about Jada’s hair loss during the Oscars
Show of unity: Will and Jada held hands throughout the ceremony after the shock slap
‘I’m being called on in my life to love people and to protect people and to be a river to my people,’ he explained.
Smith went on to issue a tearful partial apology for his emotional outburst, but did not apologize to Rock. ‘I want to apologize to the Academy, I want to apologize to all my fellow nominees. This is a beautiful moment,’ he said.
‘Art imitates life. I look like the crazy father,’ said Smith.
OSCARS 2022: WINNERS
Belfast (Focus Features)
Coda (Apple) – WINNER
Don’t Look Up (Netflix)
Drive My Car (Janus Films/Sideshow)
Dune (Warner Bros)
King Richard (Warner Bros)
Licorice Pizza (MGM/United Artists Releasing)
Nightmare Alley (Searchlight Pictures)
The Power Of The Dog (Netflix)
West Side Story (20th Century Studios)
History: Coda became the first ever streaming film to win Best Picture as it upset The Power Of The Dog
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Jessie Buckley – The Lost Daughter
Ariana DeBose – West Side Story – WINNER
Judi Dench – Belfast
Kirsten Dunst- The Power Of The Dog
Aunjanue Ellis – King Richard
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Ciaran Hinds – Belfast
Troy Kotsur – Coda – WINNER
Jesse Plemons – The Power Of The Dog
J.K Simmons – Being The Ricardos
Kodi Smitt-McPhee – The Power Of The Dog
Amazing: Troy Kotsur became the first male actor to win an Oscar for Coda
Cruella (Jenny Beavan) – WINNER
Cyrano (Massimo Cantini Parrini)
Dune (Jacqueline West)
Nightmare Alley (Luis Sequeira)
West Side Story (Paul Tazewell)
ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND
Dune – WINNER
No Time To Die
The Power Of The Dog
West Side Story
Don’t Look Up (Nicholas Britell)
Dune (Hans Zimmer) – WINNER
Encanto (Germaine Franco)
Parallel Mothers (Alberto Iglesias)
The Power of the Dog (Jonny Greenwood)
CODA (Sian Heder) – WINNER
Drive My Car (Ryusuke Hamaguchi & Takamasa Oe)
Dune (Eric Roth, Jon Spaihts & Denis Villeneuve)
The Lost Daughter (Maggie Gyllenhaal)
The Power of the Dog (Jane Campion)
Shining moment: Sian Heder earned Best Adapted screenplay for the film as it went three for three on the night
Belfast (Kenneth Branagh) – WINNER
Don’t Look Up (Adam McKay & David Sirota)
Licorice Pizza (Paul Thomas Anderson)
King Richard (Zach Baylin)
The Worst Person in the World (Joachim Trier & Eskil Vogt)
ANIMATED SHORT FILM
Affairs Of The Heart
The Windshield Wiper – WINNER
BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM
Ala Kachuu — Take and Run
The Long Goodbye – WINNER
On My Mind
INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM
Drive My Car – WINNER
The Hand of God
Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom
The Worst Person in the World
Dune (Zsuzsanna Sipos & Patrice Vermette) – WINNER
Nightmare Alley (Tamara Deverell & Shane Vieau)
The Power of the Dog (Grant Major & Amber Richards)
The Tragedy of Macbeth (Stefan Dechant & Nancy Haigh)
West Side Story (Rena DeAngelo & Adam Stockhausen)
ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Javier Bardem – Being the Ricardos
Benedict Cumberbatch – The Power of the Dog
Andrew Garfield – tick, tick… BOOM!
Will Smith – King Richard – WINNER
Denzel Washington – The Tragedy of Macbeth
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Jessica Chastain – The Eyes of Tammy Faye – WINNER
Olivia Colman – The Lost Daughter
Penélope Cruz – Parallel Mothers
Nicole Kidman – Being the Ricardos
Kristen Stewart – Spencer
All eyes on her: Jessica Chastain finally won her first Best Actress trophy for her titular role in The Eyes Of Tammy Faye
Kenneth Branagh – Belfast
Paul Thomas Anderson – Licorice Pizza
Jane Campion – The Power of the Dog – WINNER
Ryûsuke Hamaguchi – Drive My Car
Steven Spielberg – West Side Story
Don’t Look Up (Hank Corwin)
Dune (Joe Walker) – WINNER
King Richard (Pamela Martin)
The Power of the Dog (Peter Sciberras)
Tick, Tick… Boom! (Myron Kerstein & Andrew Weisblum)
MAKEUP AND HAIR STYLING
Coming 2 America
The Eyes Of Tammy Faye – WINNER
House Of Gucci
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Encanto – WINNER
The Mitchells VS The Machine
Raya And The Lost Dragon
Be Alive — Beyoncé Knowles-Carter & Darius Scott (King Richard)
Dos Oruguitas — Lin-Manuel Miranda (Encanto)
Down to Joy — Van Morrison (Belfast)
No Time to Die — Billie Eilish & Finneas O’Connell (No Time to Die) – WINNER
Somehow You Do— Diane Warren (Four Good Days)
Not a bad guy: Billie Eilish and brother FINNEAS earned Best Original Song for No Time To Die from the James Bond film of the same name
DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
Lead Me Home
The Queen of Basketball – WINNER
Three Songs for Benazir
When We Were Bullies
Summer of Soul (Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised) – WINNER
Writing with Fire
Dune – WINNER
No Time To Die
Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings
Spider-Man: No Way Home
Epic: Dune swept the technical awards as Greig Fraser is shown accepting the Best Cinematography gong
Dune (Greig Fraser) – WINNER
Nightmare Alley (Dan Lausten)
The Power of the Dog (Ari Wegner)
The Tragedy of Macbeth (Bruno Delbonnel)
West Side Story (Janusz Kaminski)
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