Oscar winner Will Smith took a victory lap at the Vanity Fair Oscar party after Sunday’s awards ceremony, dancing to his own hits as wife Jada Pinkett Smith cheered him on and telling The Hollywood Reporter: “It’s been a beautiful night.”
Smith seemed unbothered by the drama that happened on the Oscar stage earlier Sunday evening, when he slapped comedian Chris Rock for joking about his wife’s shaved head. Pinkett Smith has talked about her hair loss due to alopecia.
Smith entered the party with not only his wife, but also children Willow, Trey and Jaden, as well as other friends. Once inside, he was embraced by the likes of Lupita Nyong’o, Lena Waithe and Trevor Noah, who gave Smith a long hug as he talked in his ear.
DJ D-Nice shouted Smith out as the actor danced to his own hits, including “Summertime.”
Smith nabbed his first Academy Award for his role as Richard Williams, father to tennis greats Venus and Serena Williams, in director Reinaldo Marcus Green’s biopic King Richard. “Richard Williams was a fierce defender of his family,” Smith said in his acceptance speech through tears, following the confrontation with Rock. “In this time in my life, in this moment, I am overwhelmed by what God is calling on me to do and be in this world. … I’m being called on in my life to love people and to protect people and to be a river to my people.”
After his win, Smith skipped the press room (where media outlets were instructed to ask winners only about their specific win and work). The Academy put out a statement that they don’t “condone violence of any form,” and Rock declined to file a police report.
Watch Smith and his family at the Vanity Fair party below.
Will Smith holding court at the Vanity Fair party, dancing to his hits pic.twitter.com/PtX7tnsNKS
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