Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says Will Smith banned from Academy events and programs for 10 years

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has banned Will Smith from attending any of the Academy’s events or programs, including future Oscars, for a period of 10 years.

The Academy’s board of directors made the decision Friday, nearly two weeks after Smith punched Chris Rock onstage at the Oscars.

“The 94th Oscars were intended to celebrate the many individuals in our community who have done an incredible job over the past year, but those moments were overshadowed by the unacceptable and harmful behavior we saw Mr. Smith display onstage,” the Academy said. in a statement. “…This action we are taking today in response to Will Smith’s behavior is a step toward a greater goal to protect the safety of our performers and guests and restore trust in the Academy. We also hope that this can begin a time of healing and recovery for all involved and afflicted.”

The ban will come into effect on April 8, 2022.

“I will accept and respect the Academy’s decision,” Smith said in a brief statement to CNN.

After the blow that was seen around the world, Smith sat down again and shouted obscenities at Rock from his seat. Later in the show, he took the stage to receive the Best Actor award. Since that night, Smith has offered a series of apologies and resigned from the Academy.

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Prior to the Academy’s announcement, Hollywood insiders had speculated that Smith’s sentence could include a ban on future nominations.

“They could create a ban on him from being nominated, which would ostensibly have a trickle down effect on his career, because an Oscar movie or a future Oscar movie probably wouldn’t think twice… about casting him.” because it would put a damper on the production,” said IndieWire editor-in-chief Dana Harris-Bridson.

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