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Academy condemns Will Smith's actions, launches review

Academy condemns Will Smith's actions, launches review

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts with every one other accompanied by Sciences on Monday condemned the actions of Will Smith throughout Sunday night's Oscars with every one other accompanied by launched an question into his slapping of presenter Chris Rock.

In a statement Monday, the film academy said: "The Academy condemns the actions of Mr. Smith at last night's show. We have officially started a ceremonial analysis around the event with every one other accompanied by will explore further deed with every one other accompanied by consequences inside accordance accompanied by our bylaws, standards of behaviour with every one other accompanied by California law."

The fallout from Smith's onstage assault continued Monday, while Hollywood with every one other accompanied by the condition continued to wrestle accompanied by a little while that stunned the Dolby Theatre crowd with every one other accompanied by viewers at home, with every one other accompanied by may have passed all others — flat that gold-standard flub, EnvelopeGate — inside Academy Awards infamy.

Smith stunned the Dolby Theatre crowd with every one other accompanied by viewers at place of residence when he took the phase throughout Rock's remarks following the comedian made a funny tale concerning Jada Pinkett Smith, Smith's wife. Rock said, "Jada, I deep affection you. 'G.I. Jane 2,' can't remain to see it."

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The funny tale touched a nerve. Pinkett Smith, whose head is shaved, has spoken publicly concerning her alopecia diagnosis. Smith strode on phase with every one other accompanied by slapped Rock across the face. Back inside his seat, Smith twice shouted for Rock to "get my wife's name not here your (expletive) mouth." His words echoed clearly all over the Dolby, though ABC gash the audio for concerning 15 seconds. Within an hour, Smith won finest actor. During his acceptance speech, Smith apologized to the academy.

After the show Sunday night, the academy posted a statement condemning violence. The Los Angeles Police Department said Sunday it was aware of the event nevertheless not pursuing an investigation since the human being associated accompanied by declined to file a police report.

Some academy members, exist fond of writer-producer Marshall Herskovitz, called for the academy to lay clasp of disciplinary deed opposed to Smith.

"He disgraced our entire population tonight," wrote Herskovitz on Twitter.

Whoopi Goldberg, a subscriber of the Academy's board of governors, said Monday on "The View": "We're not going to lay clasp of that Oscar from him. There will exist consequences, I'm sure."

A sensory power of disbelief hung inside the air at the Dolby Theatre following Smith's assault, with every one other accompanied by it didn't dissipate Monday. Not only was it a hard-to-fathom shatter accompanied by decorum on exist national television — an event so dramatic, flat movie-like, that numerous at first assumed it was a staged small portion — it seemed wildly not here of personality for one of Hollywood's most relentlessly upbeat stars.

All of this less than an hour earlier to Smith reached maybe the climactic little while of his career, winning his earliest Oscar, for finest actor.

"In a way, I be in touch bad for Will Smith, too, since I believe he permit his emotions obtain the better of him, with every one other accompanied by this should have been one of the great nights of his life," said former Oscar host Jimmy Kimmel on Bill Simmons' podcast. "And now it's not. Was there anyone who didn't exist fond of Will Smith an hour ago inside the world? Like no indeed one, right? Now he doesn't have a single comedian friend — that's for sure."

Some questioned whether Smith should have been allowed to carry on accompanied by to sit front with every one other accompanied by center following smacking Rock. Several stars rushed to counsel with every one other accompanied by serene Smith, including Denzel Washington, Bradley Cooper with every one other accompanied by Tyler Perry. But the timing was too difficult since the finest performer category was due up in a short time after, with every one other accompanied by Smith had lengthy been considered a lock for the award.

"I know we're all still processing, nevertheless the way casual violence was normalized tonight by a collective national audience will have consequences that we can't flat fathom inside the moment," wrote Janai Nelson, president with every one other accompanied by director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, on Twitter.

The funny tale that provoked Smith was not small portion of Rock's procedure throughout the rehearsals leading up to the show, according to set of two sources near to manufacture who was not authorized to speak publicly.

Rock had joked concerning Pinkett Smith before. He hosted the 2016 Oscars, when some were boycotting the rite over the #OscarsSoWhite category of nominees, including the Smiths. Said Rock: "Jada boycotting the Oscars is exist fond of me boycotting Rihanna's panties. I wasn't invited."

In the press space backstage, where winners lay clasp of a few questions from the media, the academy tried to stifle questions concerning the incident, at one point stopping Jessica Chastain from talking concerning it.

But that didn't stop the little while from overwhelming talk at the Oscar afterparties with every one other accompanied by beyond. Some came to Smith's defense, including Tiffany Haddish, who co-starred accompanied by Pinkett Smith inside "Girls Trip."

"Maybe the world strength not exist fond of how it went down, nevertheless for me, it was the most beautiful thing I've at some time seen since it made me exist convinced by that there are still men not here there that deep affection with every one other accompanied by protected from danger keeping concerning their women, their wives," Haddish told People magazine.

Smith, meanwhile, merrily posed for photographs accompanied by his family external outside the Vanity Fair party. Inside, cell phone videos captured him dancing to "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It" while clutching his Oscar. Their son Jaden tweeted: "And That's How We Do It." On Instagram, Smith posted: "Me 'n Jada Pinkett Smith got all dressed up to choose chaos."

The drama overshadowed some historical wins at an Oscars. The deaf family drama "CODA" became the earliest film accompanied by a mostly deaf cast to come first in finest picture. For the earliest time, a streaming service, Apple TV+, took Hollywood's top honor, signaling a profound shift inside Hollywood with every one other accompanied by inside moviegoing. Ariana DeBose of "West Side Story" became the earliest Afro-Latina with every one other accompanied by the earliest publicly LGBTQ performer to come first in finest supporting actress.

But while stunning while Smith's slap was, it wasn't shocking that such a pivotal little while inside the actor's existence would amuse oneself not here inside the condition eye. Particularly inside recent years, Smith has been among the most candid of stars. While Pinkett Smith's Facebook series "Red Table Talk" has been a platform for airing family drama, Smith has chronicled his own journey inside the YouTube series "The Best Shape inside My Life," which included one episode documenting Smith discussing his regrets while a parent accompanied by his children.

Smith too penned, accompanied by personal-growth author Mark Manson, the memoir "Will," published earlier this year. (It rocketed up Amazon sales rankings Monday to No. 32.) In it, he described how he was molded by his loving nevertheless hard-drinking with every one other accompanied by militaristic father. In one chapter, he recalls while a 9-year-old seeing him hit his mother. Guilt at not protecting his mother, Smith wrote, left-hand accompanied by complicated feelings that he connects accompanied by fueling his own rise inside show business. When his father was elderly with every one other accompanied by confined to a wheelchair, Smith confessed touch an impulse to push him down a staircase.

"My personal journey into the depths of the joys with every one other accompanied by traumas of my past are certainly helping me to expand with every one other accompanied by build not here a greater emotional toolbox that will permit me to portray additional complicated characters," Smith said last let fall inside an meeting accompanied by The Associated Press.

For Smith, playing Richard Williams, father to Venus with every one other accompanied by Serena, inside "King Richard" brought with every one other all of these deep-rooted emotions — with every one other accompanied by it won him the Oscar. It too strength have compelled his actions Sunday.

"Art imitates life," Smith said accepting the award. "I look exist fond of the insane father, fair exist fond of they said concerning Richard Williams."

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Associated Press Writers Lindsey Bahr with every one other accompanied by Hillel Italie contributed to this report.

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