Will Smith is probably aware of the sanctions coming his way following his controversial actions during the 94th Oscars.

His infamous slap on Chris Rock at the Academy Awards two weeks ago remains a big topic and it would only be a matter of time before the 53-year-old actor found out what lies ahead.

All that has started to come out. Smith resigned from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences but the latest one may hurt.

The Board of Governors of the Academy has banned Will Smith from the Oscars ceremony for 10 years starting Apr. 8, 2022.

"The 94th Oscars were meant to be a celebration of the many individuals in our community who did incredible work this past year; however, those moments were overshadowed by the unacceptable and harmful behavior we saw Mr. Smith exhibit on stage," an official statement from the Board of Governors read in a report by Variety.

The statement was signed by Academy president David Rubin and CEO Dawn Hudson.

"During our telecast, we did not adequately address the situation in the room. For this, we are sorry. This was an opportunity for us to set an example for our guests, viewers and our Academy family around the world, and we fell short – unprepared for the unprecedented," the statement added.

Also, Rock was lauded for keeping his composure despite getting slapped by Smith on live TV.

To recall, Smith took exception to the joke of Rock about the former’s wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith. The actress has been struggling with hair loss due to alopecia.

Smith apologized to Rock for his actions via Instagram the following day.

The controversial “Slap Gate” saga has been a hot topic in the last couple of weeks. The Academy has been criticized for its moves – including the part of allowing Smith to still receive his award and speaking for several minutes uninterrupted.

Worse, it was also reported that Smith refused to leave the event after the incident although various sources have refuted this claim.

 Will Smith (R) slaps US actor Chris Rock onstage
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. Getty Images | ROBYN BECK/AFP

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