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Will Smith banned from Oscars ceremonies for 10 years

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 9th April, 2022 09:45:26 AM
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Will Smith banned from Oscars ceremonies for 10 years

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Will Smith was banned on Friday from attending the Oscars for the next 10 years, two weeks after the actor stunned the world by storming on stage mid-ceremony to slap the comedian Chris Rock.

Smith is also not permitted to attend any other events held by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences over the next decade.

The Board's decision stopped short of revoking the best actor award Smith won last month for "King Richard," or barring him from future Oscar nominations or wins.

"The Board has decided, for a period of 10 years from April 8, 2022, Mr. Smith shall not be permitted to attend any Academy events or programs, in person or virtually, including but not limited to the Academy Awards," wrote president David Rubin and CEO Dawn Hudson in a letter.