Academy bans Will Smith from Oscars ceremony for 10years

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The Academy has banned Will Smith from attending the Academy Awards for a decade following his Oscars night slap of comedian Chris Rock, the organization announced Friday, April 8,2022.

Smith already resigned from the group behind the Academy Awards – a move that prevented the motion picture academy from suspending or expelling him.

The announcement means Smith will not be on hand to present the winner of the best actress trophy at next year’s Oscars ceremony – a tradition the producers behind the show have followed for many years.