“I accept and respect the decision”: Will Smith is banned from the Oscar Awards for 10 years


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After Will Smith’s slap in the face of Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscar Awards, the Hollywood Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has decided that the ‘King Richard’ actor will be banned from the prestigious ceremony for the next few years. 10 years. For his part, the interpreter has accepted the sanction imposed by the institution for his actions against the comedian.

After the altercation that occurred at the 94th Academy Awards, Will Smith apologized several times for his behavior and also resigned his place in the Academy. In turn, he said that he would accept any sanction imposed by the AMPAS after the meeting that would be held on April 18 but that was brought forward after the actor gave a statement on the subject a few days ago.

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The resolution of this board (revealed via Deadline), has indicated that Will Smith is banned for 10 years from the Oscar Awards from April 8, 2022; not to mention that he will not be able to be part of any other event that the organization in charge of them carries out, neither in person nor virtually. For his part, the actor has reacted in the way he continued after his attack on Chris Rock: he was sympathetic to the sanctions that the Academy decided to impose on him.

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I accept and respect the Academy’s decision,” the actor acknowledged in a statement.

From now on, Will Smith is banned from the Academy and all Oscar Awards events, the 2022 film ceremony being the last in which he will have participated. An event in which he also won the award for Best Actor for his role in ‘King Richard’; a statuette that he received after he slapped Chris Rock on the same stage after he made a joke about the baldness (caused by alopecia) of actress Jada Pinkett Smith, the interpreter’s wife.

Will Smith apologizes for the 2022 Oscar Awards

Minutes after Will Smith slapped Chris Rock for his prank on Jada Pinkett Smith, the actor took to the podium to give his speech for winning Best Actor. In it, he took the opportunity to apologize for his behavior, although he never addressed it to the comedian; while if he asked, he lost The Academy and all those present who were gathered that night.

A day later, the actor would bring the spotlight back to him through a brief Instagram statement in which, again, he apologized for his actions. This would be the first time that he has labeled Chris Rock, but he reiterated his apologies to the institution, the nominees and also to the Williams Family, who is the one who is based on ‘King Richard’, the film for which he won the award. in said edition.

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Finally, days later, he apologized again and also decided to resign from his position within the Academy, which he had held since 2001; a step that caused AMPAS to advance the meeting of the entire team to impose a sanction on the actor. Now, the interpreter has been left out of the Hollywood elite, although it is known that the award will not be withdrawn.

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