People wonder if Best Actor winner Would Smith will have to return his newly won Oscar after slapping host Chris Rock during the 94th Academy Awards. But is that even possible?

While Rock was presenting the prize for Best Documentary, Smith slapped him.

Rock made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith's new bald look after spotting her in the crowd, claiming she could be in G.I. Jane 2.

Smith recently changed her hairstyle after suffering from alopecia, an autoimmune disease.

"Will Smith just smacked the s*** out of me," Rock said as the audience laughed, at first thinking it was a skit.

Will Smith stormed onstage shortly after the joke was delivered and attacked Rock.

After returning to his seat, Smith exchanged words with Rock, including a twice-repeated obscenity, startling the Dolby Theatre audience.

The audience may hear Smith repeatedly yelling: "Keep my wife's name out of your f****** mouth."

Smith won the Oscar for Best Actor for his part in King Richard later in the show. Many people were taken aback by the event. It's also one that might cost Smith his newly won Oscar.

During his acceptance speech, Smith broke down in tears, apologizing to his fellow nominees and the Academy, but not to Rock.

The New York Post checked into the Academy's conduct code to see if Smith would be able to keep his prize. However, it's unclear whether that will happen.

Following the #MeToo and Time's Up movements, the Academy released the conduct code in 2017.

Members must also conduct ethically by supporting the Academy's ideals of respect for human dignity, inclusion, and a friendly atmosphere that nurtures creativity, according to AMPAS CEO Dawn Hudson (per The Independent).

“The Academy is categorically opposed to any form of abuse, harassment or discrimination on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disability, age, religion, or nationality. The Board of Governors believes that these standards are essential to the Academy’s mission and reflective of our values.”

Smith was not asked back for future events, according to the Academy.

Will Packer, the Oscars ceremony producer, turned to Twitter after the incident to say, "Welp…I said it wouldn’t be boring."

In another tweet, The Academy underscored that they don't condone violence as they celebrate our 94th Academy Awards winners.

The Academy has yet to respond to Smith's actions during last night's ceremony. Still, no criminal charges will be pursued after the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed to MovieWeb that they were aware of the incident. Rock has filed no report with them in the aftermath of the incident as of writing.

TOPSHOT - US actor Will Smith (R) slaps US actor Chris Rock onstage during the 94th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on March 27, 2022. ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images

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