The Academy Launches Formal Review On Oscars Slap Incident

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has officially launched a formal review on the incident that transpired between Will Smith and Chris Rock on stage at the 2022 Oscars.

In a tweet made on Monday said it “condemns” Smith’s actions at Sunday’s awards show.

“The Academy condemns the actions of Mr. Smith at last night’s show. We have officially started a formal review around the incident and will explore further action and consequences in accordance with our Bylaws, Standards of Conduct and California law,” the statement read.

The organization earlier on Monday said in a statement that it “does not condone violence of any form.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, members of the Academy’s board of governors will hold an emergency phone call on Monday.

“Some sanction of Smith is likely to come — perhaps the suspension of his Academy membership, as many Academy members are calling for, but not the revocation of his best actor Oscar, as others would like to see,” the Reporter writes.

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