During his award acceptance speech, Smith apologised for how the moment played out.
"I want to apologise to the academy. I want to apologise to all my fellow nominees, he said. Art imitates life. I look like the crazy father, just like Richard Williams. But love will make you do crazy things," he said.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences took to Twitter to share a statement about the situation.
"The Academy does not condone violence of any form," they wrote, in part.
The Academy does not condone violence of any form.\n\nTonight we are delighted to celebrate our 94th Academy Awards winners, who deserve this moment of recognition from their peers and movie lovers around the world.