Will Smith banned from attending the Oscars for 10 years

Will Smith banned from attending the Oscars for 10 years

After his resignation from the Academy, it presents its sentence: Will Smith will not be able to attend the Oscars again for the next 10 years… but he could be nominated and even win it. They also cannot legally take the prize away from him.

The “guantazogate”, the Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars a week and a half ago, has not gone unpunished. Although Rock declined to press charges, the Academy of Arts and Sciences opened an investigation, and this is the verdict: Will Smith banned from the Oscars for 10 years.

As of April 8, 2022, Will Smith will not be able to attend any Academy events or programs. This includes the Oscar Awards. He couldn’t attend virtually either.

the veto does not prevent you from being nominated again or even winning. Yes Will Smith will win his second Oscar sometime before 2033, he would not be able to attend to collect the award.

Smith won his first Oscar in this edition, for his role in The Williams Methodwhich he received a few minutes after the incident with Chris Rock, without the Academy interrupting his speech.

The Academy also does not have the legal power to withdraw the award.. Harvey Weinstein, sentenced to 23 years in prison, and Roman Polanski, banned from entering the United States, still keep their Oscars even despite being expelled from the Academy.

This is part of the Academy’s statement, via Variety:The 94th Academy Awards was meant to be a celebration of the many individuals in our community who did incredible work over the past year, however, all of those moments were overshadowed by the damaging and unacceptable behavior that Mr. Smith exhibited on stage.“.

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“During the broadcast, we did not adequately address the situation. For this, we are sorry. This was an opportunity to set an example for our guests and viewers around the world, but we fell short.”.

We want to show our deep gratitude to Mr. Rock for maintaining his composure under such extraordinary circumstances. We also want to thank our guests, nominees and presenters for their elegance“.

This action we are taking today is one more step towards the main objective of offering a safe space for our presenters and guests and regaining trust in the Academy. We also hope that this is a time of healing for all involved and affected.“.

The Academy began an investigation on March 30 and was scheduled to present its results at a board meeting on April 18, but following Smith’s resignation from the Academy, they have moved up their verdict on April 1.

Smith, who apologized after what happened, says he accepts and respects the Academy’s decision. Smith entered rehabilitation due to the stress he suffers after his incident, and all his projects, such as a movie on Netflix or Bad Boys 4, have been paused.

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