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Will Smith May Have Slapped Himself Out of Another Oscar Nomination
We hope Will Smith thoroughly savored his time onstage smacking Chris Rock in the face, and that the docile stars who gave him a standing ovation when he grabbed his Best Actor trophy got a quick thrill, too. Because that may be the last time the handsy performer gets anywhere near an Oscar for a long, long time.
So far, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has said only that it “condemns” Smith’s violence in a dishwater statement, but Smith is also facing a possible yearlong suspension from the Academy, a punishment that would eliminate him from next year’s awards contention, despite an upcoming flick that checks all the usual Oscar buzz-boxes.
“I would not be surprised if they suspend him for a year, six months—really give him a public lashing, so to speak, where he will feel something and not be able to get a nomination for a movie that he has coming out next year,” Puck News’ Matt Belloni told Today on Tuesday, Page Six reports.
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