What could go wrong? After a year of controversy, the Academy Awards return with “unflappable and unslappable” comedian Jimmy Kimmel as host.
Oscars team prepares for anything after Will Smith slap
Organisers of the 95th Academy Awards are preparing for the unexpected after Will Smith’s infamous slap on Chris Rock convulsed Hollywood’s biggest awards ceremony.
For the first time, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has created a crisis team to respond to any mishaps at Sunday’s ceremony.
“It is our hope that we will be prepared for anything,” Academy chief executive Bill Kramer told Time magazine in a recent interview.
“Because of last year, we’ve opened our minds to the many things that can happen at the Oscars.”