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February 27th, 2017 under Oscars

I know many people are blaming Warren Beatty for what went wrong at the Oscars very early this morning (even though it was Faye Dunaway who declared the winner), but there is one group that doesn’t blame him. They are PricewaterhouseCoopers and they are taking blame as you can read in the below statement.

We sincerely apologize to Moonlight, La La Land, Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, and OscarĀ® viewers for the error that was made during the award announcement for Best Picture. The presenters had mistakenly been given the wrong category envelope and when discovered, was immediately corrected. We are currently investigating how this could have happened, and deeply regret that this occurred.

We appreciate the grace with which the nominees, the Academy, ABC, and Jimmy Kimmel handled the situation.

As of now, we only know what happened after the envelope was put in Beatty’s hands, we just don’t know how it happened. That is what we really want to know. How can someone mistake Actress in A Leading Role for Picture? Unless, they just handed them whatever red envelope was left. So many questions? How will this effect next year’s Oscars? Will they get a new firm to tally the results? Before we get to that, we just want to know what happened before someone gave Beatty the envelope. And why, out of all of the anniversaries, they thought Bonnie & Clyde was a film that deserved reuniting the cast to present the last award?

BTW the person running the Academy of Motion Pictures Twitter also thought La La Land won and sent out the below Tweet. Whoops. See, it really is a secret who wins until it is announced. Even then, as we learned today, that doesn’t mean they won.



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