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Academy apologizes for letting Will Smith keep at Oscars

Academy apologizes for letting Will Smith keep at Oscars

Right here is the complete letter despatched by the Academy to its members: 

“Open Letter to Our Academy Household

The 94th Oscars have been meant to be a celebration of the various people in our group who did unimaginable work this previous 12 months; nevertheless, these moments have been overshadowed by the unacceptable and dangerous habits we noticed Mr. Smith exhibit on stage.

Throughout our telecast, we didn’t adequately tackle the state of affairs within the room. For this, we’re sorry. This was a chance for us to set an instance for our friends, viewers and our Academy household all over the world, and we fell brief — unprepared for the unprecedented.

At this time, the Board of Governors convened a gathering to debate how finest to reply to Will Smith’s actions on the Oscars, along with accepting his resignation. The Board has determined, for a interval of 10 years from April 8, 2022, Mr. Smith shall not be permitted to attend any Academy occasions or packages, in individual or nearly, together with however not restricted to the Academy Awards.

We need to categorical our deep gratitude to Mr. Rock for sustaining his composure beneath extraordinary circumstances. We additionally need to thank our hosts, nominees, presenters and winners for his or her poise and charm throughout our telecast.

This motion we’re taking right now in response to Will Smith’s habits is a step towards a bigger objective of defending the protection of our performers and friends, and restoring belief within the Academy. We additionally hope this may start a time of therapeutic and restoration for all concerned and impacted.


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