The Academy has reached its choice relating to Will Smith.
Following final month’s Academy Awards, the place Smith slapped Chris Rock after he made a joke about his spouse Jada Pinkett Smith, the Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences has dominated that the King Richard star has been banned from returning to the Oscars or attending another Academy occasions for the following 10 years.
The Academy’s Board of Governors held a gathering on Friday morning to find out what motion to take in opposition to Smith, who received his first Oscar throughout this 12 months’s ceremony.
“The Board has determined, for a interval of 10 years from April 8, 2022, Mr. Smith shall not be permitted to attend any Academy occasions or applications, in individual or nearly, together with however not restricted to the Academy Awards,” Academy President David Rubin and CEO Daybreak Hudson mentioned in a press release on Friday.
“The 94th Oscars had been meant to be a celebration of the numerous people in our neighborhood who did unbelievable work this previous 12 months; nonetheless, these moments had been overshadowed by the unacceptable and dangerous habits we noticed Mr. Smith exhibit on stage.”
The letter continued, “Throughout our telecast, we didn’t adequately handle the scenario within the room. For this, we’re sorry. This was a possibility for us to set an instance for our friends, viewers and our Academy household around the globe, and we fell quick—unprepared for the unprecedented.”
The punishment comes one week after Smith introduced that he was resigning from the group, saying he’ll “absolutely settle for any and all penalties” for his “surprising, painful, and inexcusable” conduct. A few of his movie tasks have additionally been placed on maintain within the wake of the controversy, together with a Netflix film and Dangerous Boys 4.