On Sunday, March 27th, Lupita attended the 94th Academy Awards in Hollywood and was seated close to Will Smith, who presented. She witnessed one of the most startling Oscar moments in history when the actor rose from his seat and slapped comedian Chris Rock on stage.
You might be surprised to learn that this isn’t Nyong’o’s first time in the spotlight at the Oscars.
Will Smith’s Alteration of Lupita Nyong’o’s Song Became Viral Because of Her Reaction to it.
Immediately after the incident, the Kenyan-Mexican actor’s reaction went viral on social media. Lupita’s face plummeted as she heard Smith curse on live air, and she seemed unsure if this was a pre-planned sketch.
When Chris Rock pointed at Jada Smith and said, ‘Jada, I love ya,’ the audience gasped. Cannot wait for G.I. Jane 2!
In light of her openness about her battle with alopecia and hair loss, Jada rolled her eyes at the joke. Will defended Jada by storming the stage and slapping Chris Rock in the face.
Smith earned the Best Actor prize for his performance as Richard Williams in King Richard later in the evening. Onstage at the awards ceremony, during his acceptance speech he apologised for his outburst.
To the Academy, and to all my fellow nominees, I’d want to apologise.’ The timing of this event couldn’t be better,”
Also At The Oscars, Lupita Nyong’o Was Catched in an Important Moment.
As she was in Ellen DeGeneres’ selfie from the 86th Academy Awards in 2014, Nyong’o is never far from a classic Oscars moment.
The selfie with Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Brad Pitt, Meryl Streep, and Lupita Nyong’o went viral immediately after it was posted. Having more than 3.3 million retweets to become the most-retweeted photo ever.
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12 Years a Slave, starring Lupita Nyong’o as Patsey, won her an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress that year.