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Will Smith's altercation with Chris Rock at the Oscars last month certainly got the internet talking. Regardless of where you stand on the subject, it was obvious that the Academy itself would need to weigh in on the situation.

Today, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Board of Governors ruled that Will Smith would be banned from the Oscars for 10 years. We assume that means he can't go to them, and he can't be nominated, let alone win one during that time.

Will Smith has also resigned from the Academy, and on today's ruling simply said "I accept and respect the Academy’s decision."

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