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

The actor took home the best actor award for his portrayal of Venus and Serena Williams’ father, Richard Williams inKing Richard,” and what was supposed to be a grandiose night of celebration for his performance has since turned into a loud cry for Smith to have the honor rescinded as punishment for the slap, which was seen by millions across the world.

A number of stars in Hollywood have taken sides on how they feel about the incident including comedian Jim Carrey, who said he wassickenedby the moment,” and show co-host Wanda Sykes, who told Ellen DeGeneres that she was disappointed with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciencesdecision to allow Smith to accept his award, describing the move asgross.

The Academy has since claimed that they asked Smith to leave, but he refused. They also said Wednesday that they’re havingdisciplinary 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 sets a terrible precedent in so many different ways,” Rogan said during Tuesday’s episode of his podcast, 的 “Joe Rogan Experience.

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It sets a terrible precedent for comedy clubs. 喜欢, are people going to decide to go on stage and smack a comedian 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,” 他加了.

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然而, in years past, the Academy has actually gone the full length as to take back an Oscar nomination for infractions against its code of conduct, which it revised in 2017 amid the fallout of the #MeToo era.

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

Here are some notable performers and directors whose Academy Award recognitions were refused, rescinded and a few who still hold Oscars in their possession.

在这个二月. 21, 2020 档案照片, Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan court as jury deliberations continue in his rape trial, 在纽约.

在这个二月. 21, 2020 档案照片, Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan court as jury deliberations continue in his rape trial, 在纽约. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, 文件)

HARVEY WEINSTEIN

Disgraced director and former Miramax head honcho Harvey Weinstein, who has been convicted of rape, is still in possession of his best picture Academy Award for 1998’sShakespeare in Love.” 另外, through his company 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, 面孔 11 counts in 加利福尼亚州, 包含 rape and sexual battery involving five incidents that allegedly took place between 2004 和 2013. 如果被定罪, he faces up to 140 年份 幕后.

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

Polish director Roman Polanski has been accused by multiple woman of sexual misconduct. (美联社, 文件)

ROMAN POLANSKI

The Polish-FrenchChinatown” 导向器, 88, who pleaded guilty to statutory rape, has never returned to the United States since fleeing the country in 1978 ahead of his sentencing.

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的 “Pianistfilmmaker won the 2003 best director Oscar but was not present to accept the trophy. He remains on the run from justice in Europe for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl in the U.S. 关于 40 几年前.

Director and actor Mel Gibson attends the photocall for the movie "Hacksaw Ridge" at the 73rd Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy September 4, 2016.

Director and actor Mel Gibson attends the photocall for the movieHacksaw Ridgeat the 73rd Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy September 4, 2016. (路透社)

MEL GIBSON

与此同时, actor Mel Gibson — who has displayed a history of anti-Semitic remarks — also still has his 1996 Oscar wins for best picture and best director when he took home the honors forBraveheart.

在十二月 2021, “Scandalactor Joshua Malina even declared that cancel culture does not exist as long as the “致命的武器” performer can continue to have a career.

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 at the time. “Because if he can continue to find big bucks and approbation in Hollywood, cancel culture simply does not exist.

Gibson’s incidents include the actor’s 2006 detention by a police officer for alleged drunk driving that led to an anti-Semitic rant directed at the officer, 谁是犹太人.

后来, infamous voicemails 在 2010 heard Gibson using racist and misogynistic language directed at then-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva and hisno contestplea to charges of domestic battery against her the following year.

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 movie ‘Hondo’ 在 1953. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives)

HONDO

的 1953 John Wayne film was nominated for best story (now best original screenplay) only to have its recognition taken away after the film’s script was found to not have been original and was based on an already-existing storyline.

MARLON BRANDO DECLINES OSCAR WIN

在 1973 奥斯卡奖, 的 “Godfatheractor didn’t accept his Academy Award for best actor for his performance in Francis Ford Coppola’s mafia flick, instead electing to have Sacheen Littlefeather — who at the time was president of the National Native American Affirmative Image Committee — accept the honor on Brando’s behalf.

She said the actor could not accept the award becauseof the treatment of American Indians today by the film industry and on television in movie reruns.

SACHEEN LITTLEFEATHER, WHO REJECTED MARLON BRANDO’S OSCAR IN 1973, SAYS SHE WAS BLACKLISTED BY HOLLYWOOD

Littlefeather was admonished in real-time while giving her speech but persisted through 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.

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“13 小时” SOUND MIXER ACCUSED OF LOBBYING

在 2017, the film directed by Smith’s “坏男孩” director Michael Bay and starring John Krasinski secured its only nomination for best achievement in sound mixing.

然而, just one day before the awards show was to be held, Greg P. Russell, who was a member of the sound team had his nomination revoked by the Academy’s Board of Governors after it was discovered that he had been telephone lobbying for votes.

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