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Beyond the Will Smith-Chris Rock drama: 5 (other) talking points from the Oscars

Oscars producers had promised to highlight not just this year's nominated films, but classic movies of the past that included "The Godfather" and "Pulp Fiction".

March 28, 2022 / 12:49 PM IST
Oscars 2022: Will Smith slapped Chris Rock on stage for a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith. (Image credit @sam/Twitter)

Oscars 2022: Will Smith slapped Chris Rock on stage for a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith. (Image credit @sam/Twitter)

With due respect to a historic best picture win for "CODA," only one talking point dominated Sunday's Oscars -- Will Smith striking Chris Rock.

That Will Smith-Chris Rock drama seemed to launch endless memes, but here are five other talking points from the ceremony:

Hosts return
The first Oscars with hosts since 2018 had a trio of women helming the show -- Wanda Sykes, Amy Schumer and Regina Hall -- who wasted no time compensating for recent humorless years.

Leonardo DiCaprio has "done so much to fight climate change and leave behind a cleaner, greener planet for his girlfriends," said Schumer, joking about his penchant for younger women.