Will Smith, the first prize after the slap. NAACP Image Award Best Actor for ‘Emancipation’



Almost a year after the worst but perhaps also the best night of his life, when Will Smith won an Oscar but also slapped his colleague Chris Rock for an unpleasant joke about his wife, the African-American actor won an award. This is the Best Actor accolade at the NAACP Image Awards, awards which are designed to honor outstanding representations and achievements of people of color in film, television, music and literature. If so his role as a slave in the film emancipation did not make it to the Oscar nomination, a sign that his interpretation has not gone unnoticed also for the value of testimony there was.

In the evening they were also awarded Angela Bassett who triumphed with three awards: for her role as Regina Ramonda in Black Panther – Wakanda forever but also as “entertainer” of the year and for the TV series 9-1-1, the film by Ryan Coogler which won the top “best film” award, while on the TV comedy front the great winner is the school series Abbott Elementary Of Fifth Brunsonsix accolades in all.

Will Smith: ‘I’ve made my mistakes, but you get better through pain’

by Arianna Finos

The slavery movie Antoine Fuqua manufactured by Apple emancipation it was supposed to come out shortly after the Oscars, but it had been postponed and was then released in December first in theaters and then in streaming. The film is a title that was given as a possible contender for the Best Picture statuette despite Will Smith being banned for ten years from the ceremony, but which instead did not get the nomination. It tells the story of a slave in Louisiana in the 1860s. Forcibly torn from his family and reduced to slavery, forced to do hard labor and to see constant scenes of abuse, humiliation and torture against other black prisoners, Peter manages to rebel and flee to the swamps in search of freedom.


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