New Delhi: After the notorious incident of Will Smith slapping comic Chris Rock on the Oscars ceremony, the Academy may have a ‘disaster crew’ this 12 months. The Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences CEO Invoice Kramer informed in an interview with Time Journal that they’ve created a brand new ‘disaster crew’ for Oscars 2023 to rapidly take care of any potential real-time emergency state of affairs.
Kramer stated that they now have a disaster crew, which they’ve by no means had earlier than. He hopes that the administration is ready for any unanticipated state of affairs. He cited the incident that occurred final 12 months as the rationale behind it and stated that the disaster communication groups and constructions are to collect rapidly and indicated that this time the assertion wouldn’t take lengthy to return out.
Throughout Oscars 2022, Chris Rock made a joke about Will Smith’s spouse, Jada Pinkett Smith’s bald head, which she shaved as a result of an alopecia prognosis. Smith went on the stage to slap Rock and requested him to maintain his spouse’s title out of his mouth.
Whereas Smith gained the Finest Actor award for ‘King Richard’ that evening, he resigned from the Academy later. It took the Academy just a few extra days to situation their response to revoke the actor’s AMPAS membership and ban him from attending the ceremonies for 10 years.
AMPAS president Janet Yang additionally lately acknowledged that their response was not swift and ample. She assured of a swift, compassionate and decisive response in future.
The Oscars 2023 will happen on March 12 and you may make amends for the telecast on ABC.