Will Smith smacks Chris Rock and all other Oscars 2022 news

The 94th Academy Awards winners have been announced. Here's the full list of winners and news from the night.
A tearful Will Smith accepts his Academy Award.

It’s been quite the Oscars ceremony, not least for the controversy surrounding what appeared to be an on-stage assault on the comedian and actor Chris Rock by actor Will Smith, followed by an angry Smith shouting ‘Leave my wife’s name out of your f–king mouth.’

Rock had made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith appearing in a sequel to G.I. Jane, the 1997 film featuring Demi Moore with a shaved head, a swipe, it seemed, at Pinkett Smith’s much-publicised alopecia.

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Paul Dalgarno is author of the novels A Country of Eternal Light (2023) and Poly (2020); the memoir And You May Find Yourself (2015); and the creative non-fiction book Prudish Nation (2023). He was formerly Deputy Editor of The Conversation and joined ScreenHub as Managing Editor in 2022. X: @pauldalgarno. Insta: @dalgarnowrites