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Will Smith is banned from the Oscars for 10 years for slapping Chris Rock

Will Smith has been banned from the Oscars for 10 years for slapping Chris Rock, but will be allowed to keep his award for Best Actor.

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In a statement, the Academy blasted Smiths ‘unacceptable’ and ‘harmful’ behavior that ‘overshadowed’ the entire evening.

‘During our telecast, we did not adequately address the situation in the room. For this, we are sorry. 

This was an opportunity for us to set an example for our guests, viewers and our Academy family around the world, and we fell short — unprepared for the unprecedented. 

‘The Board has decided, 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.

‘We want to express our deep gratitude to Mr. Rock for maintaining his composure under extraordinary circumstances. We also want to thank our hosts, nominees, presenters and winners for their poise and grace during our telecast.’ 

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