During the presentation for Best Documentary at this year's Oscars, Will Smith marched up on stage and slapped comedian Chris Rock straight in the face after he made a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith's hair.

Rock cracked a joke about looking forward to seeing Pinkett Smith in 'GI Jane 2', in reference to Pinkett Smith's shaved head. Over the years, Jada Pinkett Smith has experienced alopecia. Not only that, but it's not the first time that Chris Rock has cracked a joke at the expense of Jada Pinkett Smith either. During the 2016 ceremony, Rock - a frequent fixture on stage at the Oscars and a former host in 2005 - cracked a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith's boycott of the ceremony, saying that "Jada Pinkett Smith boycotting the Oscars is like me boycotting Rihanna’s panties – I wasn’t invited!”

Tonight's Oscars, however, seemed to have been the last straw regarding jokes between Jada Pinkett Smith and Chris Rock. According to numerous reports by journalists at the ceremony, Smith was surrounded by Denzel Washington and Tyler Perry who attempted to pull him aside while the actor swatted away tears and sat back down with his wife. Smith would go on later that night to win the Oscar for Best Actor for his performance in 'King Richard', where he played Richard Williams, the father of tennis icons Venus and Serena Williams.

Moreover, many people during the ceremony believed initially that the moment was actually scripted and a comedic bit between Smith and Rock. However, the unedited video gleaned from Japanese television makes it clear that this was not the case. Indeed, you can hear the air being literally sucked out of the room when Rock looks over at someone off stage in a slightly bewildered manner.

Later on during his speech for winning Best Actor, he said that "I know to do what we do you’ve got to be able to take abuse, and have people talk crazy about you and have people disrespecting you and you’ve got to smile and pretend it’s OK," adding that he "wants to be a vessel for love."

The actor concluded his speech by apologising to the Academy and his nominees, adding that he "look(s) like the crazy father just like they said about Richard Williams, but love will make you do crazy things" and hoping that he'd be invited back next year.

Wouldn't count on it, Will.

Here's the unedited video.