No actor has ever been stripped of their Oscar before, but several stars have had their Academy membership revoked.
In his tearful acceptance speech, Smith had apologised to the Academy and his fellow nominees, saying: “I hope the Academy invites me back.”
In the meantime, here are the five people who have been expelled from the Academy (aka had their membership revoked) in its 94-year history…
Many have been left wondering what punitive action, if any, the Academy will take against the actor, a longtime voting member.
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