La La Land! No, wait . . . Moonlight!
Last year’s Academy Awards ended with a shocking twist that could put even a Best Picture-winner to shame. Acting legends Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty received the wrong envelope for their presentation of the evening’s final, and most prestigious award, which created a brief, alternate history where the musical La La Land triumphed over the poignant coming-of-age drama Moonlight, rather than the other way around.
The culprits? Two PricewaterhouseCoopers partners who were responsible for guarding the winners’ envelopes, and handing them to their respective presenters, had made the mistake and then failed to get the correct envelope (the one that said “Moonlight“) to the Oscars stage in time to prevent the historic mix-up.
This year, though, PwC and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are determined to avoid a repeat of that history-making (and all around embarrassing) moment.
Changing of the Guard
First of all, PwC partners in question, Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz, will not be returning to the 90th Annual Academy Awards when the event takes place in March. (Don’t worry, they’re both still employed.)
Source:: Fortune.com – Tech