Academy Fires Accountants Behind Best Picture Mixup

89th Oscars Mess Up La La Land Moonlight

The 2017 Academy Awards ceremony was mostly uneventful and typical, until it was time to announce Best Picture. Due to an unfortunate envelope mixup that saw presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway read off a duplicate Best Actress card, Damien Chazelle's musical La La Land was proclaimed the winner, instead of the actual Best Picture, Barry Jenkins' Moonlight. The snafu quickly became the most infamous flub in Oscars history, and Pricewaterhouse Cooper - the accounting firm that tabulates Oscar votes - quickly issued an apology and said they would investigate the situation.

Cinephiles were curious to see how the Academy would deal with an unprecedented scenario, and the organization seems to have moved quite swiftly as they try to ensure this embarrassing mistake will never happen again. The two accountants responsible for what happened are done working with the Oscars.

The news comes courtesy of Jeff Sneider, who tweeted the following today:

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