People Are Accusing Shia LaBeouf of 'Laughing at' His Co-Star With Down's Syndrome | 22 Words

Last night was the evening that we have all been waiting for... The Oscars.

It's safe to say that the evening certainly lived up to its expectations and many worthy winners were presented with awards.

But things have taken a frostier turn after people have accused Shia LaBeouf of laughing at his co-star... who has Down's Syndrome.

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It's that time of year again...

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Awards season is in full swing and last night, it was the turn of the hotly anticipated Oscars.

The Oscars are one of the biggest events in Hollywood...

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And the biggest names in the industry hit the red carpet tonight to see who will be honored with an award this year.

Across all the major categories, there's been some tough competition...

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Especially when it comes to the 9 flicks that are going head to head in the "Best Picture" category.

And there's been some strong reactions already.

Twitter has exploded with Oscar-related debates and it seems as though everyone's got an opinion about who they want to see win an award. They've also shared their thoughts on Eminem's performance but you'll find out about that a little later on...

People have been extremely excited since the nominations were announced...

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Especially given the fact that so many critically-acclaimed movies have hit screens recently.

But of course, it's not only about the movies.

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The Oscars is a prime time for fans to see their favorites actors and actresses showcase just what they're made of. From outfits to speeches, the award ceremony has become a night to make a statement.

However, the Oscars has given us some other unforgettable moments...

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From celebrity slip-ups to record-breaking selfies, we're expecting to see a whole array of new and exciting moments that will leave their own print in award history.

But the award ceremony has also been a platform for change.

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Celebrities have used the stage to share experiences, awareness and give speeches that have sent ripples throughout the film industry.

Winning an Oscar is the best time to make an impactful speech...

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And this year's winners certainly used this advantage.

There were a lot of worthy winners...

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Huge names such as Tom Hanks, Brad Pitt, Al Pacino, Margot Robbie, Scarlett Johansson, and Leonardo DiCaprio took home awards last night.

But everyone was pleased to see Joaquin Phoenix pick up an award...

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He won the Best Actor Award for his leading role in Joker, and it's safe to say he's an extremely deserving winner.

And alongside the worthy winners are...

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The famous hosts who present the awards.

Shia LaBeouf presented the award for the category Best Live-Action Short...

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And he presented this award with his The Peanut Butter Falcon co-star Zack Gottsagen, who has Down's Syndrome.

For those who haven't seen The Peanut Butter Falcon...

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It centers around a man with Down's Syndrome (Zack) who, with the help of his friend (Shia), attempts to pursue a career as a wrestler.

All went well with the presenting...

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But the internet was not happy when Shia was seen to smile when Zack stumbled on his lines.

Shia's smile caused people to question his patience with Zack...

And many interpreted it as a cruel gesture towards his co-star.

People were seriously upset with his "actions"...

But we must say that the majority of the haters online didn't even know who Zack Gottasgen was.

But luckily for Shia (and us)...

There are many people out there supporting the actor and defending him.

Fans have outlined Shia's relationship with Zack...

And they have stressed the fact that the pair are indeed very close, especially after working on the movie together last year.

And to prove even more than Shia has nothing but good intentions...

Shia was offered the chance to present at the Oscars, but he only accepted on the condition that Zack could present alongside him.

This is a simple misunderstanding...

And Shia was only smiling while experiencing the moment of a lifetime with his friend.

Watch the clip for yourselves here...

But we think that Shia and Zack did an immaculate job together in presenting an Oscar Award... well done, guys!