Here are some examples of how celebrities, ranging from Will Smith to Kanye Taylor, stunned the audience at an award event.
The biggest event this week was unquestionably the Oscars 2022. Glamour and skill came together under one roof at the 94th Academy Awards. Naturally, we are gushing over the movies that won the awards. However, there is another group of factors that caught our interest. We are discussing the contentious incidents that took place during the awards presentation. We have witnessed everything, from Will Smith's on-stage slap to DJ Khaled crashing the Oscars presentation. Here is a collection of award show incidents that generated controversy over the years.
When Will Smith approached the stage and smacked comedian Chris Rock for making a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith's closely cropped hair, everyone was stunned. Even yelling at Chris Rock after taking his seat again, Will Smith. Just so you know, Will Smith won Best Actor for King Richard.
Marlon Brando won the Best Actor Oscar in 1973 because of his legendary performance in The Godfather. Though Sacheen Littlefeather, a native American actress, had been sent by Marlon Brando to the ceremony, she declined to accept the Oscar.
In 2017, La La Land was wrongly given the Best Picture prize. Producer Jordan Horowitz interjected while the team was on stage accepting the trophy and stressed that Moonlight was the rightful winner.
Taylor Swift won an award for her song You Belong With Me during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards in the category of best female video. When Kanye entered the stage and seized the microphone from the music sensation in the middle of her speech, he just said, "Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time."
For her performance in Girl Interrupted, Angelina Jolie won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 2000. She and her brother James Haven had a passionate kiss, which sparked debate.
Award shows are frequently the scene of contentious events. What opinions do you have on the matter?