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    ScottieG
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    I have literally NEVER heard anyone say she was a bad actress. ever….

    I have to say, I’m not overly keen on her as an actor – but I guess it’s personal taste.

    To be honest, I think he’s done the right thing. Hopefully, they will keep him off the invite list for a couple of years and then in a couple of years things would have blown over and ‘punishment’ would have been served.

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    Good for him. Who cares if he resigns…he can still be nominated in the future, which he will be, if people can forgive Mel Gibson, they can forgive Will. He just can’t vote and as if he gives a shit about that.

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    I think that was a good move by Smith.

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    In my opinion, the Academy should revise its rules to where specific individuals can be rendered temporarily or permanently ineligible for future Oscar consideration.

    If it were up to me, I would push for such sanctions under the following circumstances:

    1) The individual was an active participant in a conspiracy to have someone admitted as a member of the Academy under false pretenses.

    2) The individual was an active participant in a conspiracy to have a film become eligible for Oscar consideration under false pretenses.

    3) The individual was an active participant in a conspiracy to undermine the Oscar voting process or otherwise bring it into disrepute.

    4) The individual knowingly and willfully disrupted, undermined, or otherwise brought into disrepute any Academy-hosted event, including the Oscar ceremony itself.

    5) The individual knowingly and willfully engaged in any form of abuse, discrimination, or harassment in the workplace.

    6) The individual was convicted of a felony.

    7) The individual was on the losing side of any civil or criminal case directly concerning either the Academy itself or one of its members.

    8) The individual was involved in a conspiracy to circumvent an existing ban.

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    The bans can be retroactive, and if the individual was nominated for or won any Oscars during the retroactive ban period, those nominations/wins would be revoked.

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    Milk Money
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    All of this is so disappointing, I tell ya.

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    All of this is so disappointing, I tell ya.

    Agreed Milk. Disappointing for Will and personally disappointed by the punitive reactions. Will I think has paid for his crime. And sympathy for Rock too.

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    Given the standards I laid out above, here’s my personal opinion on what should be done regarding not just Smith but also the aforementioned expelled Academy members.

    1) Since Carmine Caridi is now deceased and has no Oscar nominations to his name, nothing should be done regarding him. The rest should be rendered ineligible for Oscar consideration for appropriate periods of time.

    2) Smith should have his Oscar revoked, given that his behavior occurred before he was formally awarded.

    3) Harvey Weinstein should have all of his Oscar nominations/wins revoked.

    4) Roman Polanski should have his nominations/wins for Tess and The Pianist revoked. The Academy should also consider revoking his nomination for Chinatown if the more recent allegations about him engaging in pedophilia as early as 1972 are substantiated.

    5) As a bonus, Matt Damon should have all of his post-Good Will Hunting nominations revoked for his involvement in the media suppression the Weinstein scandal. He should also be banned from future Oscar consideration for an appropriate period of time.

    6) As a further bonus, Russell Crowe should also be banned from future Oscar consideration for an appropriate period of time, for the same reason as Damon.

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    Says in Hollywood Reporter article that the likely punishment was a 10 year ban from the Academy for Smith. So him resigning altogether is taking responsibility for his actions and allowing everyone to heal and move on. I’m a Smith fan but I do not condone what he did, but also the Academy could have handled the situation better. This is a good way to quietly nip this whole thing in the bud and move on. 2023 looks to be a much better year for film. Time to move on

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    Another thing AMPAS could do is ban him from being nominated for future Oscars for a specified period of time, or forever, with the opportunity to apply at a future date for future eligibility, if the Board of Governors so chooses.

     

     

    Banning him from any future nominations for ANY specific amount of time would create a bigger backlash than Will’s initial slap.

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    What if he’s nominated next year? Hmm.

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    Thankfully, Smith won’t present Best Actress next year:

    Also, sources close to events tell us that the traditional invite of the previous year’s Best Actor winner to hand out the Best Actress award had become a non-starter for Smith for the 95th Academy Awards.

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    I don’t understand taking oscars away. At the end of the day talent wins and Will Smith won before he slapped Chris. It just wasn’t announced yet. So I don’t see the point. Will could’ve handled the situation differently but he didn’t. Just don’t invite him back, simple.

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    Derrick Eoghan Oisín O'Callaghan
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    Says in Hollywood Reporter article that the likely punishment was a 10 year ban from the Academy for Smith. So him resigning altogether is taking responsibility for his actions and allowing everyone to heal and move on. I’m a Smith fan but I do not condone what he did, but also the Academy could have handled the situation better. This is a good way to quietly nip this whole thing in the bud and move on. 2023 looks to be a much better year for film. Time to move on

    Yes please!!??  I’m already done with this.  Let’s move on and focus on future movies and next year’s Oscars!

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    Its not like he would be nominated or win anytime soon anyways

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    Its not like he would be nominated or win anytime soon anyways

    We don’t know that. Emancipation sounds baity…

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