The academy also apologised for its handling of Smith's “unacceptable and harmful” action, saying they were "unprepared for the unprecedented.”
Actor Smith released a statement saying he will “fully accept any and all consequences for my conduct."
Mega star Will Smith could face expulsion from the Academy after attacking comedian Chris Rock.
Hollywood star and Academy Award winner for best actor Will Smith apologises to Chris Rock for hitting the comedian during the live broadcast of the glitzy Oscar ceremony.
Will Smith wins Oscar for best actor for portraying Venus and Serena Williams' father Richard in the tennis biopic "King Richard," taking home the trophy minutes after he went viral for slapping presenter Chris Rock onstage.
Fifteen months after shuttering for the pandemic, Radio City Music Hall reopens its doors for the Tribeca Festival premiere of a new Dave Chappelle documentary for a full-capacity, fully-vaccinated audience.
The Oscars, which included performances by Janelle Monae and Eminem this year, reportedly took a ratings hit by 20 percent from a year ago, to an average TV audience of 23.6 million total viewers.
Kevin Hart takes over hosting duties from Jimmy Kimmel, who presided over the last two ceremonies.
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