March 30, 202202:33. The decision means that Smith, 53, will no longer be a voting member of the Academy,

Has an Oscar ever been revoked?

While three people — actors George C. Scott and Marlon Brando and “The Informer” screenwriter Dudley Nichols — have declined to accept their awards, only one Oscar has been taken back: The only time the academy ever revoked an Oscar is for a 1969 documentary, “Young Americans,”

What does it mean when an actor resigns from the Motion Picture Academy?

they will still be able to nominate him, meaning Smith can win more Oscars. All the resignation means for Smith is that he will have no say in what films can be nominated or will go onto win in the future.

How many Academy members are there?

Today, there are just under 10,000 members around the globe, divided into 17 branches based on speciality (such as directors, actors, writers, costuming) and 24 categories of award.

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What does the Academy do for actors?

Members of the Academy have access to many perks, including the right to vote for those nominated in their branch and a vote for Best Picture. They also receive exclusive access to screenings of nominated movies.

“Smith's resignation means he can no longer vote for the Oscars