As a result of the decision, the best actor winner will not deliver the Oscar statue to the best actress winner the following year, as is traditional.
Will Smith Says 'I Accept and Respect' Decision.
The decision comes after Smith slapped presenter Chris Rock during Oscar ceremony.
Chris Rock joked about Smith's wife Jada Pinkett Smith.
Will Smith did not liked Chris Rock joked about his wife.
Will Smith apologized from Chris Rock on stage.
Smith had already resigned his academy membership, calling his actions "shocking, painful and inexcusable."
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