Academy President: Accountants Responsible for Best Picture Flub Won’t Work the Oscars Again


The Academy president has responded to the infamous Oscars Best Picture flub this week by saying the two accountants responsible will no longer be working the Oscars.

Per The Hollywood Reporter:

Cheryl Boone Isaacs tells The Associated Press that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ relationship with PwC, the accounting firm responsible for the integrity of the awards, remains under review…

PwC accountants Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz were responsible for the winners’ envelopes at Sunday’s Oscar show. Cullinan tweeted a photo of Emma Stone from backstage minutes before handing presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway the wrong envelope for best picture. Boone Isaacs said Cullinan’s distraction caused the error.

There’s been a lot of apologizing going on this week after La La Land was announced as the Best Picture winner, only for it to turn out Moonlight won instead.

[image via screengrab]

— —

Follow Josh Feldman on Twitter: @feldmaniac

Have a tip we should know? [email protected]

Filed Under:

Follow Mediaite:

Josh Feldman is a Senior Editor at Mediaite. Email him here: [email protected] Follow him on Twitter: @feldmaniac