Actor Will Smith has been banned from the Oscars and other Academy-related events for 10 years by the academy following his row with Chris Rock.
Will Smith has received a 10-year ban from the Academy from the Oscars and other Academy-related events following his actions against fellow actor Chris Rock.
In a statement released by the Academy, it was indicated that the 94th edition of the Oscars had been
“overshadowed by the unacceptable and harmful behaviour we saw Mr Smith exhibit on stage”
The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Science, which has initially planned a disciplinary hearing for April 18, 2022, had met virtually on Friday, April 1, 2022, to discuss disciplinary action.
It was speculated that the Academy took a decision swiftly following Will Smith’s apology for his actions as well as his resignation from the Academy.