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Will Smith gives his first awards speech since the Oscars incident


Will Smith gave his first personal speech tonight at the awards show since the 2022 Oscars incident with Chris Rock.

Smith accepted the Bacon Award at the African American Film Critics Association Awards. for him Release Actress Charmaine Bengoa and AAFCA Co-Founder introduced Gilles L. Robertson-Smith and Antoine Fuqua, the film’s director.

After a short speech by Fuqua, Smith took the stage.

Smith said Release It meant a lot to him, and he thanked the people and companies that supported making it.

“I want to thank Jill and Afka. I want to thank all of you in this room for doing what you do, keeping our stories alive. I want to thank Apple, because budget was one thing. Then budget was another. Then budget was something else. Smith said: “Apple never flinched.” “It was the first time I heard from the studio that the story is more important than the cost of doing it… They make iPhones. They can do that.”

Before the speech, he met Smith Delivery time He said he was very happy to be back. Smith is working on the fourth edition of his book Bad boys movie franchise. He described it as part of a family, and said he had not made a fourth film in the series.

“It’s just like coming back, it’s a different vibe,” said Smith. “I am so happy to be back with the same people.”

Joanna Swanson

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