Even though another Academy Awards ceremony is on our way, every time we hear of Oscars, the last year’s slap gate controversy still rings in our ears. Will Smith had smacked in Chris Rock’s face after he made some mischievous remarks about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith’s bald head. Following this, not only the Fresh Prince resigned from the prestigious awards ceremony, but the critical team also banned him for a decade. Seemingly this year, they have become even more conscious, responsible, and probably quick.
The decision for Will Smith took almost a week to release. Notably, the Academy chief executive Bill Kramer informed Time Magazine that they have developed a new ‘crisis team’ to handle any real-time incident that might happen on the live telecast. They perhaps do not want to take any chance following the Will Smith-Chris Rock controversy. Kramer told they have had “run many scenarios” already and will be “prepared” for anything.
He also said if something happens, they will be comparatively quicker and would come up with a decision on the night of the ceremony itself. Furthermore, after the out-of-the-box nomination of British actress Andrea Riseborough for the best actress award after her short film To Leslie championed the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Courteney Cox, Jennifer Aniston, and Edward Norton, the crisis team is already in action.
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Now, with all this information, one question still remains. Who will host the Academy Awards in 2023? No, it is not Chris Rock, and the answer will probably not disappoint you.
After the Will Smith slap gate controversy, who will be the host of the Oscars in 2023?
Well, it is none other than the one who is ruling our hearts as a live television host for years. Jimmy Kimmel. The chief executive believes that he has the ability to handle and respond to “potential surprises,” and that having him back was an asset. He said he felt audiences “feel very safe and engaged with his energy”.
Notably, back in 2017, it was only Kimmel who brought the ceremony back to track after they mistakenly announced La La Land as the best picture of the year. All in all, the precautionary measures have been taken and the entire management team is perhaps ready for any adversities that might take place.
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