One Year After Oscar Win, Will Smith Bags NAACP Award for His Work in Historical Film ‘Emancipation’

One Year After Oscar Win, Will Smith Bags NAACP Award for His Work in Historical Film ‘Emancipation’

How a small gesture of appreciation can cheer us up and make us happier! It makes us do more as we become motivated by the gesture. The Oscar-winning actor, Will Smith, must be feeling the same. After his slapping incident, the actor bagged the first award for his film, Emancipation.

Any award ceremony becomes more fun when the announcers announce the winners of the award. Recently, while artists got an appreciation for their art in cinema at the NAACP Image Awards, the 54-year-old actor also got an award. Will Smith won the award for Outstanding Actor in a motion picture in Emancipation. Along with musicians like Beyonce and Rihanna, the Men in Black actor also got appreciated for his tremendous performance in the historical action thriller film.

The actor could not be present at the event to receive the honor. Therefore, Janelle Monáe, the American singer, rapper, and actress, accepted the trophy on Smith’s behalf, reported by Deadline.

Set in Louisiana in the 1860s, after President Abraham Lincoln declared an end to slavery in the US, Emancipation is a story based on true events. It is the story of enslaved men, Gordon and Peter. Peter (Will Smith) escaped for his freedom and the story followed the man and his miseries. While the film got widely positive reviews, the actor himself opened up about how shooting some scenes took a toll on him.

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Although going through such difficulties, the actor did not give up and tries to do his best in Emancipation. However, what is he doing now? What is next for the actor?

What lies ahead for Will Smith?

After the slapping incident, Emancipation was the first major project for Smith. While the actor got huge recognition for the film, he now has a series of films signed up. The fan-favorite movie, Aladdin, is getting a sequel and fans will see the actor once again. Moreover, his famous rom-com movie, Hitch, is also getting a sequel. Apart from that, an iconic movie, I Am Legend, is also getting a sequel. The screenwriter of the film revealed a crucial detail about the film’s ending as well.

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Not to forget his widely recognized film franchise, Bad Boys, here. The father of three also announced the fourth installment of the Bad Boys franchises as well. While fans await more projects by their favorite actor, share your favorite film starring Will Smith in the comment box below.

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