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There's still so much tea being spilled about the Oscars Best Picture mix up!
As you surely know by now, on Sunday, there was a MAJOR onstage blunder when Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway mistakenly called out La La Land as the Best Picture winner — when in reality the film Moonlight was the victor. Since then, Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz, the PricewaterhouseCoopers accountants who were responsible for the snafu have been disciplined.
But don't feel too badly for the accountants, as the Oscars' longtime stage manager, named Gary Natoli, has since come forward and dished about how incompetent these two actually were. Oooh, go on!
In a candid interview, Natoli told The Wrap:
PwC Hires Bodyguards For Accountants Responsible For Oscars Mix-Up After They Receive Death Threats!
Remind us to never piss off La La Land fans…
As we reported, Cullinan was tweeting pics of Emma Stone when he accidentally handed off the duplicate Best Actress envelope to Warren Beatty instead of Best Picture.
And like any passionate fandom, movie buffs were quick to vent their frustrations on social media — sending the PwC vets threats like:
PricewaterhouseCoopers Accountants Responsible For Oscars Gaffe Have Been Fired… From Awards Show Duty!
Well, we can't say we didn't see this coming.
The PricewaterhouseCoopers accountants, Martha Ruiz and Brian Cullinan, who were responsible for the unbelievably embarrassing Oscars Best Picture mix-up on Sunday have been fired from working the Oscars in the future.
They still have jobs at PricewaterhouseCoopers, but they won't be handing out wrong envelopes at the Academy Awards anytime soon.
Bye, guys! It's been real!
Apparently, they are both devastated over what happened but call it an "honest mistake." And although Cullinan was blamed for being distracted by tweeting the entire night, the truth is the Academy actually encouraged him to share his experiences on social media. *shruggie emoji*
We hope they're better at their jobs as accountants than they were at handing out correct envelopes! LOLz!
[Image via ABC]
PricewaterhouseCoopers Apologizes AGAIN For Epic Oscars Blunder While The Academy Also Breaks Its Silence
When you fuck up so bad, multiple apologies are probably in order.
PricewaterhouseCoopers, the accounting firm that has handled the Oscars votes for the past 83 years, is apologizing again for the mix-up that caused one of the most embarrassing situations onstage at the Oscars EVER.
The firm released a second apology statement late Monday evening regarding the mistake made 24 hours earlier at the award show, and this time they also mentioned the fact that the two people tasked with giving out the envelopes, Martha Ruiz and Brian Cullinan, did not act "quickly enough" to correct the mistake.
As you may know, three La La Land producers managed to give their speeches before the mistake was rectified.
Their new statement reads:
He had one job… we think.
Well, it looks like the blame is now being pointed at Brian Cullinan (pictured above, right), none other than an accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
The firm that handles the votes and envelopes for the Academy Awards already issued a statement on the mishap, saying they would be launching an investigation into the live blunder.
And apparently, the head they're offering up is Cullinan, a veteran who has been with the firm for 30 years.
According to reports, Brian was supposed to discard the duplicate Best Actress envelope and hand Beatty Best Picture, but got a bit distracted from all the glitz and glamor backstage.
Brian's Twitter page shows further evidence that he was in La La Land when he was supposed to be prepping for the final category.
The tweets have since been deleted, but a picture of Emma Stone and her Oscar was screenshotted from his page:
Accounting Firm Responsible For Oscars Envelopes Apologizes For Best Picture Snafu! But Does Their Explanation Make Sense??
Talk about an epic face palm moment!
As we previously reported, there was quite the fiasco at the Oscars when Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announced La La Land as the Best Picture winner, when really, Moonlight was the victor in that specific category. Whomp, whomp!
Obviously, everyone involved with the highly publicized awards show is eager to figure out what the hell happened. Which explains why PricewaterhouseCoopers, the accounting firm which handles the votes and envelopes for the Oscars, has since issued an investigation into the MAJOR on stage blunder.
In a recent statement, PWC noted: