Will Smith is moved, he searches for his words, leaves time between his sentences. The speech of the actor, who has just collected his very first Oscar, he who had been nominated for Ali exactly 20 years ago but also in 2007 for The Pursuit of Happyness, was moving, in a way particular. A few minutes earlier, the latter came on stage to slap Chris Rock, after a misplaced valve concerning Jada Pinkett Smith. A somewhat chilling moment, which cast a chill. Seeing him rewarded right after gives a strange impression, and he took advantage of his presence on the stage to apologize, to draw a parallel between what he saw and what his character lived. He is therefore rewarded for his role of Richard Williams, the father of Venus and Serena Williams, in The Williams Method. He beat Javier Bardem for Being the Ricardos, Benedict Cumberbatch for The Power of the Dog, Andrew Garfield for Tick tick… Boom!, and Denzel Washington for The Tragedy of Macbeth.