Will Smith Banned From Academy Awards For 10 Years Following Chris Rock Slap At Oscars

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By David Wetzel New York (Knewz) — Will Smith has been banned from the Academy Awards ceremony for 10 years due to his confrontation with Chris Rock, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced, according to CNN. The Academy’s board of governors made the announcement that Smith had been suspended on April 8 in response to the slap of Rock, a comedian, last month during the 94th Academy Awards show. Citing an anonymous source, CNN also reports that Smith is still eligible to be nominated for and potentially win another Oscars while his ceremony ban is in place. Smith’s actions at …

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