Will Smith Gets 10-year Ban From Oscars

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science has banned Will Smith for 10 years.

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With this, Smith won’t be allowed to attend the Oscars or any other Academy events. 

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This is in response to Smith's infamous slap to comedian Chris Rock. 

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The decision comes after a meeting of the academy's Board of Governors on Friday. 

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Smith responded, “I accept and respect the Academy's decision.”

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However, Smith had resigned from the academy last week. 

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And wrote that he will “never again allow violence to overtake reason.”

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The Academy expressed gratitude to Rock for “maintaining his composure.”

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It also apologized for not handling the situation appropriately. 

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Smith, after this ban, won’t present an award at next year’s Oscars, as is the tradition for the best actor. 

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However, he is still eligible to be nominated for and win such an award during this time period.

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