Will Smith Banned From Oscars for 10 Years

The Academy’s Board of Governors met this past Friday to discuss how to approach the situation.

Academy President David Rubin and CEO Dawn Hudson said, “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.”

“This action we are taking today in response to Will Smith's behavior is a step toward a larger goal of protecting the safety of our performers and guests and restoring trust in the Academy. We also hope this can begin a time of healing and restoration for all involved and impacted,” said the Academy. Smith issued a statement via a rep, saying, “I accept and respect the Academy's decision.”

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