During the live taping of The Academy Awards, Will Smith shocked the world when he slapped Chris Rock on stage. Will then sat down and shouted to Chris: "keep my wife’s name out of your f***ing mouth!"
Shortly after slapping Chris Rock for making jokes about his wife, Will Smith took the stage to accept his award for Best Actor. While on stage, Will apologized to the Academy and his fellow nominees for his actions as tears streamed down his face. This was Will Smith's first Oscar win. Will Smith's speech did not include an apology to Chris Rock.