PwC points finger of blame for Oscars mix-up
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Mar 02, 2017,
Mar 02, 2017, 20:15
HOLLYWOOD-Coming-of-age drama "Moonlight" won the best picture Oscar on Sunday, but not before the film industry's biggest night was marred by one of the worst fiascos in its history, as "La La Land" was mistakenly handed the award first. But they stopped midway when they realized their error.
"Extra's" Mario Lopez caught up with "Moonlight" star Mahershala Ali before he won the Oscar to find out if he'll be returning to the popular Netflix show "House of Cards". I can help you get through this!
This year's Academy Awards ceremony deserves to be remembered for its celebration of boldness, youth, and diversity through an array of worthy winners.
In a gaffe that stunned the Dolby Theatre crowd in Hollywood and a television audience worldwide, "Cullinan mistakenly handed the back-up envelope for Actress in a Leading Role instead of the envelope for Best Picture" to Beatty and Dunaway, PwC said.
"We are deeply sorry for the disappointment suffered by the case and crew of "La La Land" and "Moonlight". And that's all I want to say on the subject".
As reported by Page Six, Cullinan was warned not to tweet during Sunday's Oscars ceremony, and Brian is being pegged as the guy who gave Warren Beatty the wrong envelope that caused the debacle. All of which does not bode well for last night's show in the later numbers.
Before we talk about the shocker and the increasingly tedious amounts of unfunny shtick, before we rip into the egregious length and the mixed bag that was Jimmy Kimmel, let's say, right away, that it's a shame we have to talk about those things at all.
Kimmel also tweeted at Trump during the program, which was made into a bit. There is all the political commentary everyone feared.
The evening also represented a move towards burying the #OscarsSoWhite controversy of the past two years, with two of the four acting prizes and a handful of other major awards going to African American nominees.
One of the first decisions Donald Trump made as president was to ban funding for healthcare organisations that perform abortion, so Emma's support is all the more poignant.
Before the glaring glitch, Cullinan had posted scores of photos taken backstage at the Oscars.
Eight of its last ten winners in Sound Effects and Foley has then collected the Sound Editing Oscar.
Numerous major categories have yet to be awarded, but there are clear favorites for most. Starring Stone and Ryan Gosling as an aspiring actress and a struggling jazz musician who fall in love in Los Angeles, the musical charmed critics and did well at the box office. The tweet, sent moments before the best picture announcement, raised the question of whether the accountant was distracted from the task at hand.