The Oscars Board Launches Formal Review Of Will Smith/Chris Rock Incident

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is formally reviewing the events that occurred on Sunday night, in which Will Smith stepped onto the stage and slapped host Chris Rock, Variety reports."The Academy condemns the actions of Mr. Smith at last night's show," said a spokesperson in an official statement from the organization. "We have officially started a formal review around the incident and will explore further action and consequences in accordance with our Bylaws, Standards of Conduct, and California law."This condemnation follows a more general statement released earlier via Twitter, which did not name Smith directly. Based on the above statement, it seems that the Academy may impose some kind of punishment upon Smith, though it's unclear at this time whether that will involve revoking the Oscar he accepted later that night. Smith took home the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Richard Williams, the father of tennis stars Serena and Venus Williams, in the film King Richard.Continue Reading at GameSpot

The Oscars Board Launches Formal Review Of Will Smith/Chris Rock Incident

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is formally reviewing the events that occurred on Sunday night, in which Will Smith stepped onto the stage and slapped host Chris Rock, Variety reports.

"The Academy condemns the actions of Mr. Smith at last night's show," said a spokesperson in an official statement from the organization. "We have officially started a formal review around the incident and will explore further action and consequences in accordance with our Bylaws, Standards of Conduct, and California law."

This condemnation follows a more general statement released earlier via Twitter, which did not name Smith directly. Based on the above statement, it seems that the Academy may impose some kind of punishment upon Smith, though it's unclear at this time whether that will involve revoking the Oscar he accepted later that night. Smith took home the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Richard Williams, the father of tennis stars Serena and Venus Williams, in the film King Richard.

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