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The excitement surrounding Will Smith at the 2022 Academy Awards continues after the actor already voluntarily resigned from the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences (AMPAS) , which hosts the Oscars, and numerous film studios are releasing their projects with Will Smith put the ice on the academy itself has now drawn consequences.
For ten years, Will Smith has not been allowed to attend any AMPAS events, which of course also includes the presentation of the Academy Awards in the next few years. That sounds worse than it actually is, however, because Smith could still theoretically be nominated for Oscars and win the prestigious trophy . He just won’t be able to receive them himself on site for the next ten years and he can’t be connected virtually either.
So the consequences are relatively mild, but the Academy couldn’t do much more, such as reclaiming the Oscar . Whether he will still be making films at all in the foreseeable future, let alone being nominated for an Oscar, is of course another matter. For at least a while, Smith might be persona non grata in Hollywood.
But as the case of Mel Gibson , who was frowned upon for a long time because of various scandals, shows, Hollywood also loves a good comeback story. Gibson was last nominated for Best Director in 2017 (for his war film » Hacksaw Ridge «), after he had been noticed in previous years for, among other things, alcohol problems and racist and anti-Semitic comments.
Face Slapping & Oscars: That happened
Will Smith stormed onto the stage at the 94th Academy Awards on the night of March 27-28, 2022 and slapped comedian and actor Chris Rock for making a joke about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith would have.
Then he called out to Rock not to mention his wife’s name. The incident had no consequences directly during the ceremony, because shortly afterwards Smith was awarded the Oscar for Best Actor for his role in » King Richard «.
Now, however, one thing is certain: This should be the last Academy Award that Smith can put on the shelf for the time being.
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