Will Smith Gets 10-Year Oscars Ban over Chris Rock Slap

The motion picture academy on Friday banned Will Smith from attending the Oscars or any other academy event for 10 years following his slap of Chris Rock at the Academy Awards.

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Chris Rock appears at the the FX portion of theTelevision Critics Association Winter press tour in Pasadena, Calif., on Jan. 9, 2020, left, and Will Smith appears at the 94th Academy Awards nominees luncheon in Los Angeles on March 7, 2022. Smith was banned from Oscars, other film academy events for 10 years for slapping Rock onstage at Academy Awards. (AP Photo)
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The motion picture academy on Friday banned Will Smith from attending the Oscars or any other academy event for 10 years following his slap of Chris Rock at the Academy Awards. The move comes after a meeting of the academy’s Board of Governors to discuss a response to Smith’s actions. “The 94th Oscars were meant to be a celebration of the many individuals in our community who did incredible work this…

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