Oscars 2022: Will Smith slaps Chris Rock 

The 94th Academy Awards had the audience shocked as actors Will Smith and Chris Rock had an unscripted on-stage altercation.

As Chris Rock took the Oscars stage to present the best documentary award, the comedian made a joke about the actor’s wife, actor Jada Pinkett Smith.

While Will laughed a bit in the beginning, Jada was seen rolling her eyes. Soon after, Will went up to the stage and slapped Chris on the face.

After Slapping Chris Rock, Will Smith returned to his seat and yelled out, “Keep my wife's name out of your f*****g mouth

In his emotional speech soon after, a tearful Will Smith apologised – although not directly to Chris Rock. " I want to apologize to the Academy. I want to apologize to all my fellow nominees

In a loaded speech, Will Smith said, “I'm being called on in my life to love people and to protect people and to be a river to my people. Love will make you do crazy things

Deadline reported that Jada’s short hair is a result of alopecia. The Matrix Resurrection star has been public about her battle with the autoimmune disorder

Will Smith won his first Oscar for King Richard after two previous nominations for Ali and The Pursuit Of Happyness.