Will Smith was banned on Friday from attending the Oscars for the next 10 years, after slapping comedian Chris Rock

Smith is also not permitted to attend any other events held by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences over the next decade.

"The Board has decided, for a period of 10 years from April 8, 2022, Mr. Smith shall not be permitted to attend any Academy events or programs

Academy governors convened on Friday morning to discuss actions against Smith, with board members Steven Spielberg and Whoopi Goldberg

Actors do not need to be members of the Academy to receive nominations, although each year's Oscar nominees and winners

This action we are taking today in response to Will Smith's behavior is a step toward a larger goal of protecting the safety of our performers and guests

Smith climbed onto the Oscars stage and slapped Rock across the face in response to a joke the comic made about his wife's closely cropped hair