Will Smith shared a statement declaring that he is no longer a member of the Academy of Film and Arts.. The artist had slapped him at the Oscars in Chris Rock last Sunday (27).
“You betrayed the Academy’s trust. You denied the other nominees and winners their opportunity to celebrate and celebrate their exceptional work. I feel sad.”
Will Smith’s resignation means he can no longer vote for the Academy Awards. The representative will continue to have access to exhibitions and events held by the organization.
The Academy notes that it “can still be nominated for future awards and participate in future celebrations” – you don’t have to be a member to be selected in one of the categories in the Academy Awards.
There is also no risk that Smith will lose the award he received at Sunday’s gala (27). The Los Angeles Times confirmed that according to the rules, the actor keeps the statuette he won.
Will Smith can still be punished
According to the Los Angeles Times, The Academy’s formal review of the assault case will continue. Will Smith can be punished even if he leaves the organization.
The Academy’s criteria are broad and the punishment will be announced on April 18. Among the possible penalties, the representative may temporarily or permanently stop participating in the organization’s events and awards.
It can also be punished by disqualification. Therefore, managers cannot choose him to receive awards. This procedure can also be permanent or temporary.
Trustees may also choose to disqualify temporarily or permanently to maintain Academy services and volunteer roles.
The artist may also be subject to other penalties which the Academy, in its sole discretion, may deem appropriate.
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