Academy President Reassures Members That It Won’t Happen Again

Mar 3, 2017  •  Post A Comment

In the wake of the disastrous Best Picture mixup Sunday night, Motion Picture Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs sent an email to Academy members accentuating the ceremony’s positives and reassuring members that steps are being taken to avoid a repeat of the disaster.

Deadline.com published the letter, in which Isaacs calls Sunday’s ceremony “one of the best — and certainly most dramatic and talked about — Oscar ceremonies of all time.”

“In the email, she lauds show producers Jennifer Todd and Michael De Luca for the ‘tremendous (and often thankless) job’ and host Jimmy Kimmel for doing an ‘impeccable and effortless’ job as well as the stage crew who handled ‘everything remarkably from the set collapsing during dress rehearsal to the rather chaotic ending of the show,'” the report notes.

Referencing the envelope mixup, Isaacs assures Academy members that “changes will be implemented to ensure this never happens again.”

Deadline published the full letter, which you can read by clicking here.

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