The fate of whether Will Smith will keep his Best Actor award to be revealed on Friday – well, after academy decision!
Now, you know that 53 years old Independence Day The actor was beaten Chris Rock on the face Oscar later stage a tasteless joke around Jada Pinkett Smithshave her head (something she is sensitive about when she goes public about her struggle with hair loss). Immediately after the shocking incident, he went on stage to receive the Best Actor award for his role in King Richard.
Since then, the consequences of the slap have been pretty bad for Will, as he’s seen Upcoming projects are placed on the back burner. However, it could get messier for the rapper depending on how the Academy rules out in their hearing about the assault.
The Prince of Bel-Air fresh it’s alum resign from the organization, which means suspension and expulsion are not in question at this time. But if it was a move to get around punishment, he could have made things worse. It was clear that the Academy tried to save face after the incident, to the point of raising the question that they had tried to exclude him from the ceremony – something that was clearly not true.
So now they seem to have moved on to decide whether to make the shocking and unprecedented move of RECOVERY his prize! And it looks like they’re having a hard time coming to an agreement…
While the Academy was scheduled to meet on April 18, that meeting ended quickly through Friday to determine further disciplinary measures against Will. After several calls with “various members and specific governors over the past ten days” prior to Friday’s meeting, a source said. Sun that the 54 board members are “absolutely divided” by a 50-50 ratio on what to do. They said:
“Members – including more than 9,000 people, with hundreds of active WhatsApp groups – are completely separated.”
In fact, the governors “are also said to disagree” on the matter, noting that the board believes that the forfeiture of Will’s award is hypocritical because of the “convicted sexual predator.” sentence Harvey Weinstein and the child rapist on the run Roman Polanski“Haven’t been stripped of the Oscars. We mean… YES! As the source lamented:
“But, as we all know, Hollywood is, quite frankly, a rule unto itself.”
So what does this mean? Well, the insider explains that the decision now will most likely come at the last second:
“The decision was made earlier this week to proceed with the hearing following Will’s resignation, and in that call, it was clear that the decision was going to work out.”
Talk about having us all sit on the edge of our seats.
The only Oscar award this institution has revoked in its history is when Young Americans won Best Documentary Feature in 1969 after the panel discovered that the film had actually been released in 1967 – notably a decision on eligibility, technical, Not a punishment. This will be the first time the Academy has taken back the Oscar as punishment for an act unrelated to the film.
Will The Pursuit of happiness star became the second person ever to have the Oscars canceled? We’ll have to wait and see what the Academy determines.
What do YOU think will happen, longtime readers? Turn off the sound in the comments!
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