The 2022 Oscars winners list was announced overnight, not that you’d know. On a night marred by a strange slap from eventual Best Actor winner Will Smith, the film industry‘s biggest and brightest were honoured for their achievements over the past year. Truly, the 94th Academy Awards was a night to remember, perhaps for all the wrong reasons, but amidst the chaos, there was triumph. Apple TV+ feature CODA made history, becoming the streamer’s first-ever Best Picture winner and the first film with a predominantly deaf cast to win the accolade. But it all went out the window the moment Will Smith walked on stage.
The Slap Heard Round the World
The King Richard star shocked the world by slapping the living sh*t out of Chris Rock after the comedian and presenter made a joke at Jada Pinkett Smith’s expense, and from there, it all went downhill. Many are calling on the Academy to rescind Smith’s award and while deliberations look set to continue, the internet isn’t waiting around. Instagram, TikTok and Twitter have been flooded with an onslaught of Will Smith Oscars memes, highlighting the absolute lunacy of the slap and making light of a, frankly, bizarre situation.
Never in a million years could we have predicted the Will Smith meme avalanche that currently confronts us, but we aren’t complaining. Sure, we don’t condone violence in any way and Smith should be held accountable for his actions, but we can take a joke…unlike some people we know. Anyway, without further adieu, here are the best Will Smith Oscars memes to brighten your day and slap a smile onto your face.
Best Will Smith Oscars Memes
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my dad just texted me a will smith ifunny meme pic.twitter.com/KWNumBR8NY
— Maddy 👑😈 (@fyrishere) March 28, 2022
i am living for the will smith slap memes pic.twitter.com/wXVZSRKBUx
— jay.ᐟ.ᐟ¨̮ • glitch mode d-day !! (@00DREVM) March 28, 2022
— OT chronicles 🅿️ (@hoodzeal) March 28, 2022
Was probably staged but I had to make a meme.
Chris Rock: "Jada"
Will Smith: pic.twitter.com/KAMU1HiLRP
— มืดไปสว่าง (@khan_1995hp) March 28, 2022
These Will Smith memes are killing me 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/l2XfUaUDD1
— J-Cloud☁️ (@JcloudAnimeTalk) March 28, 2022
Here's a new meme of mine. Will Smith is the best Smash Bro's character of all time >:) pic.twitter.com/ZciAqAWFdc
— Parafox 🇺🇦 (@ParafoxStudio) March 28, 2022
Will Smiths gonna be trending on twitter so Imma start making memes as much as I can 💀 pic.twitter.com/qDAwGUOAt8
— Tokyo (da science kid) (@Tokyo_da_monke) March 28, 2022
— The Burly Gamer (@TheBurlyGamer) March 28, 2022
Will Smith and Chris Rock memes already out and its Monday 😂 pic.twitter.com/vFJvfuKxvA
— Wanjiku (@wanjikunash) March 28, 2022
Me right now with the Chris Rock and Will Smith memes pic.twitter.com/lhAcAxtBN0
— ☕LoZza☕ (@CocoaFox023) March 28, 2022
Will smith recreated the fcking meme last night 😂 pic.twitter.com/Ky7MtcT6aq
— B4B4YEGA (@B4B4YEGA) March 28, 2022
— Billy Yank (@BillyYank) March 28, 2022
This is definitely the best meme I’ve seen so far with the Will Smith and Chris Rock situation 🤣 pic.twitter.com/CidgSYMWuD
— Avenge EffecTz (@AvengeEffecTz) March 28, 2022
— Iain Bennie (@OurNobleTaco) March 28, 2022
Will Smith v Chris Rock memes peaked here pic.twitter.com/kbcLmDUcaH
— Vex Buchanan (@Vexontwitch) March 28, 2022
The best thing to come out of this is all the will smith memes pic.twitter.com/QfQtZg5djA
— Innawoods🌲🌲 (@esoterictetus) March 28, 2022
— 💜🖤 (@Es1_Violet) March 28, 2022
— Funny Azz Memes Daily (@funnyazzmemesss) March 28, 2022
— Lilac (@sp4c34ndt1m3) March 28, 2022
— ₿ig_₿obby_₿ull (@Big_Bobby_Bull) March 28, 2022
Thank you Will Smith for a new line of memes pic.twitter.com/EUcOgfWKeO
— Day ☀️ | Vtuber (@DaydelionGold) March 28, 2022
these will smith memes give me life pic.twitter.com/3qzbdOGfhn
— thfcML🇫🇮 (@thfcml) March 28, 2022
These Will Smith memes… 😂 pic.twitter.com/CFK5Ey2wGn
— Dolphins Tank Commander (@Fins_Commander) March 28, 2022
This still peak Will Smith meme pic.twitter.com/KZZohJ8MO4
— DirtyChump (@DirtyChump) March 28, 2022
— MANAV 🕴️ (@Elonnmast) March 28, 2022
— Plant ® (@DeadPlant2) March 28, 2022
— Kitty-catfox #NewDeal4Animation (@KittenFox_55) March 28, 2022
The perfect Will Smith Chris Rock Meme does not exis… pic.twitter.com/m3Hrreh6Dl
— Dr. Catfish Charlie MD™️ (@Chuckles152) March 28, 2022
— Alien (@doctorbeliever) March 28, 2022
My favourite Will Smith meme 😂 pic.twitter.com/HEGNDZQodR
— Chance(llor) Frank (@ChancellorF22) March 28, 2022
I don't know if someone already made similar to this as StarWars related meme…but here's my take on "Chris Rock / Will Smith" scene meme 😅#AcademyAwards#ChrisRock #WillSmith #ChrisRockWillSmith #StarWars #StarWarsMemes pic.twitter.com/grdVPfQVjw
— Anthrenz (@anthrenz) March 28, 2022
— 4☆SIGHT (@Ihas4S) March 29, 2022
Me being very original by making a Will Smith meme pic.twitter.com/vwZ4opsMNc
— Dank Memes (@theMemesBot) March 28, 2022
— TK (@TK_digitalsoul) March 28, 2022
the only acceptable will smith meme pic.twitter.com/fPBOzBnlgr
— RAVENSCOON’s Nest 👾 (@RavenscoonNest) March 29, 2022
— Pidgey (@Ridingmypidgey) March 28, 2022
— BasedCrusader1986 ✝️ (@BCrusader1986) March 29, 2022
— Amber Doig-Thorne (@amberdoigthorne) March 28, 2022
— Greendale Community College (@alreadyaccepted) March 28, 2022
— Late🌆Night🌌Thoughts🗣 (@Slatt_doctor) March 28, 2022
Best meme I have seen of the will smith Chris rock thing. pic.twitter.com/IUQvRTzaCp
— D20 Woodworking (@d20woodworking) March 28, 2022
— Matt Waller (@Mattwaller111) March 28, 2022
I’m hunting for the funniest Will Smith smacking Chris Rock memes.
Who’s got the best one? pic.twitter.com/9wuEZBVolo
— Beat the Cult (@BeatTheCult) March 29, 2022
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Why did Will Smith slap Chris Rock?
At the 94th Annual Academy Awards, actor Will Smith slapped Chris Rock after the comedian made a joke at Smith's Wife, Jada Pinkett Smith's expense. The joke related to Pinkett Smith starring in a remake of G.I. Jane, a film in which Demi Moore shaves her head, in reference to Pinkett Smith's buzz cut. Sources reveal that the actress has been diagnosed with alopecia, a hair loss condition.
Who got the Oscar for Best Actor?
At the Dolby theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, Will Smith was awarded the Oscar for Best Actor at the 94th Academy Awards.