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Academy bans Will Smith from attending Oscars for 10 years

Posted on AllSides April 8th, 2022
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Board of Governors has banned Will Smith from attending any academy event or program, including the Oscars, for 10 years.

"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," reads a letter from the academy, signed by Academy President David Rubin and CEO Dawn Hudson, announcing the decision.

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