Before Will Smith, who else has been voted out of the Academy Awards?
After slapping presenter Chris Rock, the former Fresh Prince was banned from the Oscars, but he is not the only celebrity to be punished by the Academy.
Chris Rock and Will Smith will go down in Oscars history for starring in one of the most controversial award ceremonies, after one of the Men in Black stars slapped the comedian on-stage following a bad joke about his wife’s alopecia condition.
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As if that wasn’t enough, after the incident, the Academy awarded him the Best Actor award for his performance in King Richard, a decision that was criticised by some, at least that it stood following review. Then, almost two weeks after the event, the Academy announced that it would ban the actor for the next 10 years.
Although the decision shocked more than a few people, Smith is not the only celebrity to be banned by the Academy.
Who has been banned from the Academy Awards before Will Smith?
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Awards has a short list of banned celebrities. Here’s who they are: