Controversial Hollywood stars not stripped of Oscars, others who refused acceptance of Academy Award

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Within the rippling wake of Will Smith’s response to Chris Rock’s joke about his spouse, Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaved head on the 94th Academy Awards on Sunday, many are calling for the group to strip Smith of his coveted golden statue.

The actor took residence the most effective actor award for his portrayal of Venus and Serena Williams’ father, Richard Williams in “King Richard,” and what was purported to be a grandiose evening of celebration for his efficiency has since become a loud cry for Smith to have the dignity rescinded as punishment for the slap, which was seen by tens of millions the world over.

Quite a lot of stars in Hollywood have taken sides on how they really feel in regards to the incident together with comic Jim Carrey, who stated he was “sickened” by the second,” and show co-host Wanda Sykes, who told Ellen DeGeneres that she was disappointed with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ decision to allow Smith to accept his award, describing the move as “gross.”

The Academy has since claimed that they asked Smith to leave, but he refused. They also said Wednesday that they’re having “disciplinary proceedings.”

Podcast host and comedian Joe Rogan also slammed Smith for slapping Rock and questioned the Academy for letting him accept the award and give an extended speech.

“It units a horrible precedent in so many alternative methods,” Rogan said during Tuesday’s episode of his podcast, the “Joe Rogan Expertise.” 

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“It units a horrible precedent for comedy golf equipment. Like, are individuals going to resolve to go on stage and smack a comic now?

“It’s a rare instance that someone so enormously famous and successful like Will Smith that they literally still allowed him to not just win the Academy Award, but also go up and accept it and give a speech after he assaulted a small comedian on stage,” he added.

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Nonetheless, in years previous, the Academy has really gone the complete size as to take again an Oscar nomination for infractions in opposition to its code of conduct, which it revised in 2017 amid the fallout of the #MeToo period.

In a letter to Academy members on the time, CEO Daybreak Hudson wrote that “membership is a privilege offered to only a select few within the global community of filmmakers.” She added that “there is no place in the Academy for people who misuse their status, power or influence in a manner that violates standards of decency.”

Listed below are some notable performers and administrators whose Academy Award recognitions have been refused, rescinded and some who nonetheless maintain Oscars of their possession.

In this Feb. 21, 2020 file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan court as jury deliberations continue in his rape trial, in New York. 

On this Feb. 21, 2020 file picture, Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan court docket as jury deliberations proceed in his rape trial, in New York. 
(AP Photograph/Richard Drew, File)

HARVEY WEINSTEIN

Disgraced director and former Miramax head honcho Harvey Weinstein, who has been convicted of rape, continues to be in possession of his finest image Academy Award for 1998’s “Shakespeare in Love.” Moreover, by his firm productions, Weinstein has had hand in producing 81 Oscar wins.

Weinstein is already serving a 23-year sentence in New York for rape and sexual assault, faces 11 counts in California, together with rape and sexual battery involving 5 incidents that allegedly happened between 2004 and 2013. If convicted, he faces as much as 140 years behind bars

Polish director Roman Polanski has been accused by multiple woman of sexual misconduct.

Polish director Roman Polanski has been accused by a number of girl of sexual misconduct.
(AP, File)

ROMAN POLANSKI

The Polish-French “Chinatown” director, 88, who pleaded responsible to statutory rape, has by no means returned to america since fleeing the nation in 1978 forward of his sentencing.

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The “Pianist” filmmaker received the 2003 finest director Oscar however was not current to simply accept the trophy. He stays on the run from justice in Europe for allegedly raping a 13-year-old woman within the U.S. about 40 years in the past.

Director and actor Mel Gibson attends the photocall for the movie

Director and actor Mel Gibson attends the photocall for the film “Hacksaw Ridge” on the 73rd Venice Movie Competition in Venice, Italy September 4, 2016.
(Reuters)

MEL GIBSON

In the meantime, actor Mel Gibson — who has displayed a historical past of anti-Semitic remarks — additionally nonetheless has his 1996 Oscar wins for finest image and finest director when he took residence the honors for “Braveheart.”

In December 2021, “Scandal” actor Joshua Malina even declared that cancel tradition doesn’t exist so long as the “Lethal Weapon” performer can proceed to have a profession.

“If Gibson is welcomed back to direct the latest installment of this beloved franchise, it may be time to stop publishing think pieces about the power of ‘cancel culture,’” Malina wrote in an op-ed for The Atlantic on the time. “Because if he can continue to find big bucks and approbation in Hollywood, cancel culture simply does not exist.” 

Gibson’s incidents embrace the actor’s 2006 detention by a police officer for alleged drunk driving that led to an anti-Semitic rant directed on the officer, who was Jewish. 

Later, notorious voicemails in 2010 heard Gibson utilizing racist and misogynistic language directed at then-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva and his “no contest” plea to prices of home battery in opposition to her the next 12 months.

OTHER CONTROVERSIAL OSCAR MOMENTS

John Wayne, Ward Bond and James Arness on the set of the movie 'Hondo' in 1953.

John Wayne, Ward Bond and James Arness on the set of the film ‘Hondo’ in 1953.
(Photograph by Michael Ochs Archives)

“HONDO”

The 1953 John Wayne movie was nominated for finest story (now finest unique screenplay) solely to have its recognition taken away after the movie’s script was discovered to not have been unique and was primarily based on an already-existing storyline.

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MARLON BRANDO DECLINES OSCAR WIN

On the 1973 Oscars, the “Godfather” actor didn’t settle for his Academy Award for finest actor for his efficiency in Francis Ford Coppola’s mafia flick, as an alternative electing to have Sacheen Littlefeather — who on the time was president of the Nationwide Native American Affirmative Picture Committee — settle for the dignity on Brando’s behalf.

She stated the actor couldn’t settle for the award as a result of “of the treatment of American Indians today by the film industry and on television in movie reruns.”

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Littlefeather was admonished in real-time whereas giving her speech however continued by the loud boos filling the room.

“I beg at this time that I have not intruded on this evening, and that … in the future our hearts and our understandings will meet with love and generosity,” Littlefeather added as she rejected the Academy Award for Brando.

“13 HOURS” SOUND MIXER ACCUSED OF LOBBYING

In 2017, the movie directed by Smith’s “Bad Boys” director Michael Bay and starring John Krasinski secured its solely nomination for finest achievement in sound mixing. 

Nonetheless, simply sooner or later earlier than the awards present was to be held, Greg P. Russell, who was a member of the sound crew had his nomination revoked by the Academy’s Board of Governors after it was found that he had been phone lobbying for votes.

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