Oscars Cuts Ties With PwC Accountants Involved in Best Picture Mistake

Oscars Cuts Ties With PwC Accountants Involved in Best Picture Mistake

The Academy will not be welcoming the PwC accountants involved in the Best Picture mistake at next year’s Oscars ceremony.

Accountants Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz will not be working on the show, Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced on Wednesday (March 1).

Both Brian and Martha had worked the show and been tasked with safeguarding the results for several years.

According to TMZ, the duo will kept their day jobs at the accounting firm.

Cheryl also told The Associated Press that the Academy’s relationship with PwC, which has been responsible for tallying and revealing Oscar winners for 83 years, remains under review.

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  • surreal

    That’s unfair, she did nothing wrong, he was the idiot who was busy tweeting instead of doing his job.

  • surreal

    That’s unfair, she did nothing wrong, he was the idiot who was busy tweeting instead of doing his job.

  • j b

    I am sure that the one that screw up has already been fired.

  • Mar

    I’m torn between “it was just an accident and everyone fucks up at their job once in a while” and “but their only job was to give them the correct envelope.” Either way, this is the least important thing in the world and everyone is acting way too superior and overly dramatic about it. It’s live TV… shit like this happens all the time. You laugh about and move on.

  • Kat

    PWC does that ? Wow, I had no idea ! Its a great firm. I’m kind of mad at them for not hiring me as a slave/intern. But that was nothing, it wasn’t that serious.

  • Danae

    He was busy tweeting a pic of Emma Stone backstage while Warren Beatty was on stage with a wrong envelope. So serious or not in comparison to all of the cruelty in the world, HE HAD ONE JOB. If he cannot handle being around celebrities and being a professional at the same time, he shouldn’t work there.

  • 777

    While he screwed up, how hard was it for Warren Beatty to see that his envelope had “best actress” written on it? Why did he throw Dunaway under the bus when he clearly saw that he had the wrong envelope?

  • Guest

    Can’t blame them, they screwed up

  • Guest

    Can’t blame them, they screwed up

  • Guest

    Can’t blame them, they screwed up

  • Guest

    Can’t blame them, they screwed up

  • Cooper

    Agree with everything you said. Should they be reprimanded? Of course, everyone screws up and there’s are repercussions but Hollywood is so damn dramatic. At the end of the day it’s still a circle jerk of how great all of them are.

  • Mercyneal

    um, no. This is a huge media event with 30 million viewers. Every penny and every action counts. In the 80 plus years this is never happened. He did NOT do his high profile job. Why are you commenting here if you think it’s no big deal? He was too busy star gazing to do his job. Glad he is being disciplined

  • http://hisblossombunny.tumblr.com/ NerdyBirdy

    lololololol!!

  • persononhere

    i think she did mess up… they are supposed to work as a team, so she might be held responsible for not catching his error, or participating in his photos or etc. who knows. i’m sure an innocent woman wasn’t fired

  • Gina

    So dramatic.

  • tom

    Nobody died, it shouldn’t be a big deal but it is for the Trump haters.

  • Mar

    Did I not say that was his only job? Yes? Oh, okay. Keep the hostile to a minimum especially when, AS I’VE SAID, I agree but with much less aggression of course.

  • Mar

    Um, yes. If you think the Oscars and these celebrities winning awards they think they deserve are that fucking important, you need to reevaluate. Perhaps I’m commenting just as you are…… because I can. And because I disagree with what’s being said……. as you are.

  • Danae

    Sorry if it did sound vile, I didn’t mean to be hostile at all.
    I mean, you have a job of a lifetime, because let’s face it, how much effort does it require to give people correct envelopes? And to be backstage at the Oscars at the same time? Just enjoy it and do your job properly… or at least that’s what I would do instead of live-tweeting the event. I will have enough photos of celebs from that evening, quite possibly in HD.

  • No Gu

    They BOTH failed – he hesitated too much, clearly not sure whatwas goong on with that envelope. Handed it to Faye who acted like motherly babysitting good old Warren whole time INSTEAD of recognizing ANYTHING as wrong at all! Faye did the mistake finally instead of taking hesitation of Warren seriously enough!
    So that was HOW this could happen at all!! Fault is more with Faye here who thought that Warren ‘just couldn’t make it’!
    Nothing bad would have happend as she would have recognized “Best actress” rather then felt a pitty for Warren’s hesitation here…
    PWC has done failure in first place to hand out the wrong duplicate envelope – but Faye announced it. And NOBODY is talking about her – all is about Warren and PWC…wrong I think!

    That’s my point of view.

  • No Gu

    Totally agreed!

    AND its about all the feelings and screwed up moments in one’s lifetime of winning an oscar!!
    So, YES, its really A BIG DEAL to screw it up like that – for the envolved people, all the hurt feelings (won/not won) and the taking-away moment of beeing PROPERLY ANNOUNCED IN A MAGICAL MOMENT OF LIFETIME!!
    They destroyed this very special once-in-a-lifetime-moment for the real winners FOREVER!!! It’s a shame!!

    If few folks here cannot see that it’s just poor!
    So, YES, BIG DEAL!

  • No Gu

    See my comment above!!!!

  • 777

    I agree that everyone screwed up. My point was that it’s not fair to put EVERYTHING on the accountants. They screwed up, but so did the presenters.