Will Smith is one of the most famous and talented actors of all time. Because of his extraordinary skills and talents, he was able to win the Best Actor at the Oscars which were held in 2022. Well, it would be surprising if it was the first Oscar he had ever won, so how many Oscars does he actually have?
When Will Smith has been working hard to earn his dream and has put his name in the world of music, rap, and event in Hollywood. He showed his whole potential and talent when he was in the series “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”. We mean, who could forget his iconic character and this iconic series?
This was the series that made him the face of Hollywood. Well, not only in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, but he has also given awesome performances in many other ’90s movies such as Bad Boys, Independence Day, and Men In Black. With him as the prominent character in such movies, the movie became a blockbuster and it didn’t take any time for him to become the face of Hollywood.
It’s not a new thing that Will Smith has been a famous character but it will be a new thing for you to realize how many Oscars Will Smith has won. Let’s take a look!
How Many Oscars Does Will Smith Have?
As we’ve already mentioned that Will Smith has played roles in many blockbuster movies which were famous worldwide. And because of those blockbuster movies like; “Independence Day,” “Men in Black,” ” and Ali,” he was nominated for the first time at the Oscars.
After the first nomination, he started to show more dedication and great acting skills in the industry. That’s when he gained his nomination seat for the second time at the Oscars. After showing his extraordinary performance in the movie “The Pursuit of Happyness” and “Concussion.”
These were the two times he was nominated for the Oscars, but he couldn’t find any luck on those nominations until 2022. The third time that gave him a place in Oscar nomination was because of his role in the movie “King Richard.” And this time, the super actor actually won the Oscar which was his first.
In Conclusion, the total amount of Oscar that Will Smith has is one that he won in 2022, King Richard. He has been nominated for the Oscar Awards three times and has found success on the third one. As they say “Third Time’s the Charm”.
Aside from Oscars, he has won many other awards. He has won four Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, and a Golden Globe. If this isn’t sufficient then do you remember back in 2007? Will Smith was seated on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007. We hope, this is sufficient to tell you that he is a worthy actor.
But why does he have lonely one Oscar despite giving so many blockbusters?
Why does Will Smith have only one Oscar?
As we all know, Will Smith is one of the biggest movie stars of all time. Unlike other actors, he isn’t new to the industry and has been giving blockbuster performances since the 90s. The main reason why he hasn’t got many Oscars is that he isn’t the type of guy who keeps on winning Oscars.
Woah! Woah! Woah… we don’t mean to offend the fans of Will Smith and neither we mean that he is not that talented or has put bad performances in the movies. he is the type of actor that comes in big movies that always gets hits. And the movies that get hits aren’t the type of movie that wins Oscars, those are the kind of movies that gets into a box office draw.
If we take a look at his nominees then he was nominated for the movie Ali in 2002 and The Pursuit of Happyness in 2007 but do you know who he lost against? He lost against Adrien Brody, who was nominated for The Pianist. So, taking a look the Oscar is an award that focuses on storytelling performances.
The performance he showed on King Richard was truly an amazing act. His role and the story meant more to him than the Oscar. King Richard was truly a movie that was worth the Oscar performance, we don’t get any kind of fiction shows or anything like that but the one thing we get from there is a great story.
When Will received the awards he was emotional and this is what he had to say: “This is a beautiful moment and I’m not crying for winning an award. It’s not about winning an award for me. It’s about being able to shine a light on all the people, Tim [White, producer], Trevor [White, producer], Zach [Baylin, writer], Saniyya [Sidney, who plays Venus], and Demi [Singleton, who plays Serena] and Aunjanue [Ellis, who plays Oracene Price] of King Richard and Serena, the entire Williams family.”
This was truly a successful moment for Will Smith. Although he has only won one Oscar that won’t change the fact that he is an outstanding actor who always gives his best performance. In his speech, we could feel the emotions and his hard work is reflected. It was a great achievement for the campaign and for Will himself.
The movie King Richard was truly an outstanding movie that gave us a great story, and truly an Oscar-winning performance.