Will Smith banned from Academy Awards events for 10 years

The board of governors for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences banned actor Will Smith from any academy events for 10 years after the actor slapped comedian Chris Rock in the face at the Oscars.

That means Will Smith be 63 years old before he’s allowed to attend the Academy Awards again.

In announcing its sanctions, the academy called Smith’s actions unacceptable and harmful.

“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,”

Smith resigned from the academy last week.

“I accept and respect the Academy’s decision,” Smith said in a statement about Friday’s decision.

Smith won the best actor Oscar for his role in “King Richard” shortly after the slapping incident.