Hmm….Will Smith Standards of Conduct Resolution

Posted by Larry Gleeson

On April 8, 2022, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences issued an “Open Letter to Our Academy Family.” Here it’s:

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

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

Today, the Board of Governors convened a gathering to debate how finest to answer 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 wish to categorical our deep gratitude to Mr. Rock for sustaining his composure below extraordinary circumstances. We additionally wish to thank our hosts, nominees, presenters and winners for his or her poise and style throughout our telecast.

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


Thank you,

David Rubin

Dawn Hudson



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