In case you didn’t know, tonight marks the 95th Academy Awards (The Oscars).
And if you don’t remember, last year was a doozy when Will Smith slapped Chris Rock across the face.
It was truly a shocking moment on live tv as nobody was expecting to see that.
But now, turns out, there is a special “crisis team” that was put together just for incidents like that that may happen tonight at The Oscars.
Bill Kramer, CEO of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, spoke to Time regarding the new safety measures.
The goal of the team is to respond to any events that happen during the award show itself, whether the conflict is between guests or guests and staff.
“Because of last year, we’ve opened our minds to the many things that can happen at the Oscars. But these crisis plans — the crisis communication teams and structures we have in place — allow us to say this is the group that we have to gather very quickly.”
Even Jimmy Kimmel talked about this during his opening speech at The Oscars tonight saying:
But seriously, we have a crisis team so if anything unpredictable or violent happens during the show, just do nothing.Jimmy Kimmel
So, sit back and watch The Oscars right now on ABC and let’s see what drama unfolds…