The 94th Academy Awards will probably go down in history for its most jaw-dropping moment: Will Smith slapping Chris Rock after the comedian made a joke about Smith’s wife. But there were a few other notable points that shouldn’t be forgotten.
Here are some of the night’s Jewish moments as told by Twitter.
Jewish celebrities hit the red carpet
Here are some of our favorites.
Timothée Chalamet “rewrote the Oscars dress code”
Jewish actor (arguably the heartthrob of today’s generation) Timothée Chalamet made a statement going shirtless on the carpet.
Andrew Garfield got caught texting during the awards
Timothée Chalamet and Andrew Garfield stole the show on the red carpet.
But Garfield’s texting etiquette during the awards show turned him into a viral meme.
He probably doesn’t mind though, he seems to have had the time of his life.
The moment we can’t ignore…
Will Smith slapping Chris Rock is possibly one of the most shocking moments in Oscar history.
We’ll just leave this one here:
In Jewish history, “the last time someone hit a rock he didn’t get to go into Eretz Yisroel.”
Marlee Matlin made history, again
Thirty-five years later, the Jewish actress made history again, winning the award for best actress in the AppleTV+ film, “CODA.”
Hans Zimmer accepted his award in pajamas
Jewish composer Hans Zimmer, who won an Oscar for scoring the film “Dune,” was unable to be at the Oscars in person due to his “Hans Zimmer Live” European tour. When his name was called during the Oscars pre-show, “Dune” star Jason Momoa accepted the award on his behalf. Later that evening, Zimmer took to Twitter to share his response:
A moment of silence for Ukraine
Jewish Ukrainian actress Mila Kunis dedicated her Oscar’s moment to Ukraine.
While introducing “Somehow You Do,” performed by Reba from “Four Good Days,” Kunis said:
“Recent global events have left many of us feeling gutted… yet when you witness the strength and dignity of those facing such devastation, it’s impossible not to be moved by their resilience.”
Kunis and her husband, Ashton Kutcher, have raised over $30 million to help Ukraine.
After Reba performed, there was a brief moment of silence for Ukraine.
A large video screen on the stage displayed the words: “We’d like to have a moment of silence to show our support for the people of Ukraine currently facing invasion, conflict and prejudice within their own borders.”
Originally Published Mar 29 2022 12:02AM EDT