The 2023 Oscar has just begun. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, he started his monologue with a "tribute" to last year's most significant moment on the Academy Award - the iconic Will Smith slap moment.
We want you to have fun, feel safe and, most importantly, we want me feel safe, Kimmel said to the audience.
He added, "If anyone in this theatre commits an act of violence at any point during the show, you will be awarded the Oscar for Best Actor and permitted to give a 19-minute speech."
Kimmel also disclosed that the Academy has a crisis team ready to deal with unpredicted incidents.
He then concludes that it would be hard for someone to reach the stage if they are unhappy with the joke and decided to do something about it, as they would have to go through several fighters in the theatre including Michelle Yeoh, Michael B. Jordan, Andrew Garfield, and few more actors and actresses.
As the ceremony approached the two-hour mark, Kimmel revisits the iconic slap again.
"At this point in the show, it kind of makes you miss the slapping a little bit, right?
Iconic slap indeed needs an iconic "tribute" session. Don't you agree?