This Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony will offer a shot at redemption for the two presenters who were center stage for what many observers say is the biggest screwup in the history of the Oscars.
TMZ reports that Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty will once again present the Oscar for Best Picture.
“Our Oscar sources tell us Warren and Faye both just showed up at the Dolby Theatre and rehearsed the big moment,” TMZ reported Thursday night. “We’re told they were shuffled onstage together very quickly to run through their bit. They went through their lines twice. She began by saying, ‘Presenting is better the second time around,’ Beatty followed up with, ‘The winner is “Gone with the Wind.”‘”
The report notes that the writers are still working on the stars’ lines.
“You’ll recall last year, we reported Warren and Faye had so much animosity toward each other they refused to rehearse onstage together,” TMZ reports. “That set up the debacle when Faye opened the envelope and announced ‘La La Land’ as the winner. Once on stage, they were sent packing when the producer of the movie announced the screwup — that ‘Moonlight’ actually was the winner.”