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Oscars 2018 Implement New Rules to Prevent Envelope Mix Up

Oscars 2018 Implement New Rules to Prevent Envelope Mix Up

Oscars accounting firm PwC has set several new rules in order to prevent another envelope mix up like last year’s controversial Best Picture moment.

According to AP, PwC chairman Tim Ryan reached out to the dozens of people affected by the flub including producers, presenters and filmmakers before creating six new rules.

Check them out:

1. Ryan will be personally involved with Oscar operations this year.

2. A third balloting partner will sit with Oscar producers in the show’s control room and will have a complete set of winners’ envelopes and commit the winners to memory.

3. The two partners who worked on last year’s Academy Awards have been replaced by Rick Rosas, who previously worked in that post for 14 years, and colleague Kimberly Bourdon from the company’s Los Angeles office.

4. Both the celebrity presenter and a stage manager will confirm that they’ve been given the correct envelope for the category they are about to present.

5. All three balloting partners will attend show rehearsals and practice what to do if something goes wrong.

6. PwC partners are prohibited from using cellphones or social media during the show.

The Oscars will air live on March 4 on ABC, and will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. Be sure to tune in – Just Jared will be live blogging the whole red carpet and show.

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