The slap heard around the world went down when Rock, 57, made a joke about Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith and the “Men in Black” star hit the comedian on stage on live TV.
By the end of the evening, Smith, 54, had won the Oscar for Best Actor for his role in the sports drama “King Richard” in a surprising turn of events.
However, in the days following the incident during the ceremony, Smith was banned from attending the Academy Awards for the next 10 years.
Amy Schumer, Regina Hall and Wanda Sykes hosted last year’s show and the female trio joked about the coronavirus, Samuel L. Jackson’s lack of work in a romantic comedy and Florida’s controversial “Don’t Say Gay” bill.
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