Last year’s 94th edition of the Oscars generated various reactions from the entire public because Will Smith he slapped Chris Rock. After Chrissy made a joke about the illness of Jada Pinkett, wife of the fresh prince of Bel-Air. The new gala will take place this March 12 at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.
Through an interview in the magazine Timethe director of the Academy, Bill Krammer mentioned that they will implement a crisis team so that there are no unforeseen situations like last year.
“We have a whole crisis team, something we have never had before, and we will put other protocols in place after contemplating various scenarios.
— bill krammer
He also added that: “We have prepared many scenarios, so we hope to be ready for anything that we cannot foresee at the moment, but that we are planning for in case it happens” he said in the same medium.
On the other hand, the highest authority expressed that the planning will be based on creating a series of structures and communication teams to carry out the necessary actions if something happens outside the schedule.
“Because of what happened last year, we have opened our minds to all the things that can happen at the Oscars. This way we will not decide on the fly the group that we have to gather, who will be the spokesperson or the format of the declaration”.
— bill krammer
A week ago, the president of the Hollywood Academy, Janet Yang, admitted that they did not know how to correctly manage the incident that occurred last year and assured that this type of incident will not happen again.
“What we experienced last year was unacceptable and our response was not up to par. It was a turning point to act with greater transparency and responsibility”.
— Janet Yang
Will Smith took the stage again, but not to slap like he did with Chris Rock. On that occasion, he went to receive the best actor award for his delivery in his project: ‘King Richard’.
The ‘Men in Black’ actor was banned for a decade by the Academy and will not be able to participate in any ceremony that this institution performs during that time.
The Awards no longer want to go through a situation as painful as last year and are planning any possible scenario that may arise.