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Oscars Board of Governors Sets Full Board Meeting After Will Smith's Attack on Chris Rock

Will Smith attacks Chris Rock
Will Smith attacks Chris Rock onstage during the 94th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on Sunday in Hollywood, California. (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 30 March 2022 12:56 PM EDT

Days after Will Smith stormed onto the stage of the Oscars and hit Chris Rock in the face for a joke he made about Smith's wife Jada Pinkett Smith's balding head, it now appears as if the Academy will be holding a full board of governors meeting.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, a post-Oscars board meeting is always held to discuss the event and address any concerns, but it is generally not held almost immediately afterward. A review was initially set for Wednesday in wake of the incident but, Fox News has reported that it will include the board of governors.

According to the outlet, there are 17 different branches of the board of governors — the actors branch, casting directors branch, cinematographers branch, costume designers branch, directors branch, documentary branch, executives branch, film editors branch, makeup artists and hairstylists branch, marketing and relationship branch, music branch, producers branch, production design branch, short films and feature nominations branch, sound branch, visual effects branch and writers branch.

Each branch is overseen by three governors, which includes names like Whoopi Goldberg, Rita Wilson, Steven Spielberg and Eric Roth, and those governors are overseen by three governors-at-large, who are nominated by the president and elected by the board.

Ahead of the meeting, many are wondering what repercussions Smith will face. Some are calling for him to be stripped of the Oscar he won for best actor in a leading role for his portrayal of Richard Williams, the father of tennis superstars Venus and Serena, in "King Richard."

But Goldberg on Monday said on "The View" that this will not likely be the case.

"We're not going to take that Oscar from him," she said. "There will be consequences I'm sure, but I don't think that's what they're going to do, particularly because Chris said, 'Listen, I'm not pressing any charges.' "

It is unclear what the consequences will be for Smith's actions but he could be suspended or expelled from the Academy. This would not necessarily mean he would lose his Oscar, though. Harvey Weinstein and Roman Polanski have both kept their Academy Awards despite being expelled from the Academy.

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Days after Will Smith stormed onto the stage of the Oscars and hit Chris Rock in the face for a joke he made about Smith's wife Jada Pinkett Smith's balding head, it now appears as if the Academy will be holding a full board of governors meeting.
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