The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says the accountants who were responsible for the big flub at Sunday’s ceremony will never again work the Oscars ceremony.
Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs said today that Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz have been removed from all dealings with the film academy, the AP reports.
The bulk of the blame has fallen on Cullinan for reportedly tweeting a photo of actress Emma Stone backstage moments before handing the wrong envelope to Best Picture presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway. Cullinan and Ruiz were each positioned at separate backstage entrances to the stage with a full set of envelopes containing the Oscar winners.
“The Academy president broke her silence four days after the biggest blunder in the 89-year history of the Academy Awards,” the AP reports. “She told The Associated Press that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ relationship with PwC, which has been responsible for tallying and revealing Oscar winners for 83 years, remains under review.”