Will smith came to recieved his beacon award after the biggest controversy between him and chris rock

After the biggest controversy between Will Smith and Chris Rock at the 2022 Academy Awards where he slapped Chris Rock on stage.

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Now Will Smith came to the awards season circuit on Wednesday to accept the Beacon Award at the African American Film Critics Association Award

Will Smith shared a video on Instagram.

take a look,

he accepted the award with his Emancipation director antoine fuqua. 

also, he said that "it was our hope that emancipation, that would able to bring peter's triumphant story and unwavering faith and his deep love for his family to life.”

his director went on to thank apple, AAFCA, and the film's cast and crew before handing over the mic to smith.

Here is a video of  will smith's speech,

video from Twitter

After that smith gave a speech, and he thanked AAFCA and everyone in the room. he took moment to direct his appreciation to Apple.

he said, "I want to thank apple because of budget, which was one thing and then the budget was another thing which apple never flinched. it was the first time to heard from a studio that the story was more important than how much it costs to get it done, because of that we added some more stuff that we wanted and they make iPhones. they can do it."

also, let you know that will smith won the best actor award at the NAACP Image Awards, but he was absent there and he was later thanked on his Instagram via post.