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A “crisis team» will take action at this year’s award ceremony Oscar Awards to handle any unforeseen events, after last year’s episode with Will Smith, who stormed the stage and slapped Chris Rock.

American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences CEO Bill Cramer said the new group has “run multiple scripts” in the hope that it will be “prepared for anything” may happen at the gala on March 12 hosted by American comedian Jimmy Kimmel.

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We have a whole crisis team, something we’ve never had before, and a lot of plans in placeBill Kramer told TIME magazine.

Bill Kramerwho was appointed chief executive of the Academy last July, explained that the new crisis team will be able to gather “very fast» to respond to any incidents in real time.

Cramer also referred to Jimmy Kimmel, stressing that the host of the evening should be someone who has experience with live shows.

Things don’t always go the way you plan. So you have a host who can really handle those moments” he said.

Two weeks ago, the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Janet Young, emphasized, during a luncheon for this year’s Oscar nominees, that what happened at the 2022 awards ceremony “it was completely unacceptable and the response from our organization was inadequate».

We have learned from this that the Academy must be fully transparent and accountable in its actions and especially in times of crisis must act quickly, compassionately and decisively for us and our industry” write down.