Oscar Voters Refuse to Vote for Will Smith in New Movie: ‘F*ck Him, No F*cking Way’

Academy members have blasted the notion that they would vote for Hollywood actor Will Smith to receive an Oscar for his new movie during next year’s awards.

Less than a year after his disgraceful slap of comedian Chris Rock during the Oscars in March, Smith has a new movie coming out that is already getting some award show buzz.

Slavery drama “Emancipation” will be released by Apple in December.

The Antoine Fuqua-directed movie stars Smith as a runaway slave.

The Hollywood Reporter spoke to Oscar voters to see if they would ever vote for Smith again after what he did.

While some appeared open to supporting Smith, the majority rebuked the actor, with responses such as “no, f*ck no,” “no f*cking way,” “f*ck him” and “not a chance.”

“I think more time should go by before Will Smith is considered for any award,” a member of the actors’ branch told the outlet.

“However wonderful he may be in the film, it will be hard to watch it and not continually think of the slap.

“It will be really hard to judge the performance on merit, and by extension the whole film.”

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A member of the music branch said: “Nominating Will Smith would be a slap in the face to the Academy.”

A member of the directors’ branch: “Will Smith should have been asked to take part in an Academy-mandated anger-management program before being readmitted or having his work considered for awards.

“Apple, of course, can do whatever they wish, but the Academy should not feel compelled to buy into the circus that will surround this project.”

“No chance I would vote for him. However, I support the release of Emancipation,” another member of the directors’ branch said.

“We need some good films out there, which I am assuming and hope this is.

“This is likely coming from Smith — the decision to release it now, I mean — and it shows the same hubris and arrogance that had him go dancing after the Oscars.”

Another directors’ branch member said: “Hundreds of people worked on that film, and they shouldn’t be penalized.

“As far as it being a contender, if it’s well-received, well done, and deserving, it should be allowed to be given its shot and let the voters decide. Re: Will? I don’t know.

“He did something terrible. He apologized. We have to allow people to grow and learn and atone.”

A member of the writers’ branch said: “I’m not in the actors branch, but I hope they don’t nominate Will Smith.

“I don’t want that drama to overshadow this year’s show and this year’s nominees. And if he is nominated I won’t be voting for him. I don’t care how good the performance is.”

Lawrence David Foldes, a member of the producers’ branch said: “Would I vote for Smith? NO F*CKING WAY.

“His shameful violent outburst and pathetic sniveling ‘acceptance’ diatribe witnessed by millions — and his blatant disrespect of the Academy — should preclude him from any consideration and reward from AMPAS members for life.”

Member of the executives’ branch: “Would I vote for Will Smith? Not a chance.”

Member of the executives’ branch: “Heavy sigh. No chance I would vote for him.”

Member of the documentary branch: “Apple can release whatever they want and do whatever they think will help them succeed/increase subs.

“But no way would I ever vote for him this year.

“I might never vote for him again.”

Member of marketing/public relations branch: “Smith embarrassed the Academy, his peers, and people of color so badly with that reckless behavior that I will not vote for him no matter what, and Apple should not release the film for Academy or other consideration.”

Member of the marketing/public relations branch: “F*ck him. So, no.”

See all the responses here.

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David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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