Will Smith will not be allowed to attend the Academy Awards for the next 10 years. The actor could not attend the Oscars and other events hosted by the Academy for a decade after slapping the famous comedian, Chris Rock. The announcement comes nearly two weeks after he hit Chris Rock at the Oscars over a joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.
The organization’s president, David Rubin, and chief executive, Dawn, told the media: “The 94th edition of the Oscars was supposed to be a celebration of the many individuals in our community who did extraordinary work last year; however, “Those moments were overshadowed by Mr. Smith’s unacceptable and harmful behavior on stage,” the academy said in a statement.
The academy apologized for handling the situation and for allowing Will Smith to stand at the ceremony and accept the “Best Actor” award for his role in “King Richard” and also expressed “deep gratitude to Mr. Rock for preserving his calmness in extraordinary circumstances “.
Through the academy decision, Smith is considered unfit for future Oscar nominations. This is because the internal code of conduct gives freedom to the academy leaders for disciplinary measures they can take for violating group standards. They range from a simple reprimand to exclusion and loss of the right to receive future Oscars.