Has anyone ever been stripped of their Oscar?
In fact, though there are those who have rejected their Oscars (Marlon Brando, Dudley Nichols), only one award has ever been revoked in Academy history — the 1969 prize for Best Documentary, which was given to Young Americans before it was determined that the film was released in 1967 and therefore ineligible.
What was controversial about the Oscars?
People from all over started commenting about how less people of colour were nominated at the Oscars. Also, owing to this celebs like Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Spike Lee and others boycotted the event to mark their protest.
What was the highest rated Oscars ever?
Big Number. 55.3 million. That’s how many people watched the 1998 Oscars, the most-watched ceremony ever, according to Deadline.
Who has been banned from Academy Awards?
A handful of other notable celebrities and filmmakers have either been banned from attending academy events — like Smith — or gotten expelled from the academy altogether:
- Harvey Weinstein.
- Roman Polanski.
- Bill Cosby.
- Carmine Caridi.
Who has been banned from Academy?
Actor Will Smith was issued a 10-year ban by the film Academy, after he disrupted the recent 94th Oscars by slapping presenter Chris Rock on stage. The ban prohibits Smith from attending all Academy-related events, both virtual and in-person, for a period of 10 years.
Has an Oscar been taken back?
Only one Academy Award has ever been revoked in the history of the Oscars, and it was for a documentary that had been nominated in the wrong year.
Can the Academy take back an Oscar?
As of now, no Oscar winner has ever had their award rescinded by the Academy, although producer and serial sexual abuser Harvey Weinstein was expelled from the governing body in 2017.
Why Will Smith has been banned from Oscars?
Will Smith has been banned from the Oscars gala and other Academy events for 10 years after the US actor slapped comic Chris Rock at the ceremony. In a statement, the Academy said the 94th Oscars had been “overshadowed by the unacceptable and harmful behaviour we saw Mr Smith exhibit on stage”.