The Academy of Motion Pictures has officially released an apology for announcing the wrong Best Picture winner. The organization that produces the Oscars, PwC, is reportedly taking responsibility for the mistake.
The mistake occurred when Warren Beatty was given a wrong envelope that read Emma Stone: La La Land. He then handed the envelope to Faye Dunaway, who read the Best Picture winner accidently as La La Land.
Moments later reportedly the producers of Moonlight were informed that their film actually won the Best Picture Oscar.
The Academy issued a statement saying that they deeply regret the mistake they made during the Best Picture presentation. They apologized to the entire cast and crew of La La Land and Moonlight for their mistake.
The organization also stated that they salute the tremendous grace the cast and crew for both films exhibited. They also commented that for all who was involved, including Beatty and Dunaway, fans and filmmakers worldwide, we apologize.
Allegedly for the last eighty-three years, the Academy has entrusted PwC to handle the envelope process. PwC has also reportedly taken full responsibility for the breaches of established protocols that happened during the event.
The Motion Picture Academy also commented that they spent last night and today investigating the circumstances. The group also commented that they will determine what actions are appropriate for PwC going forward.
The end of their statement commented that The Academy is committed to upholding the integrity of the Oscars.
Reportedly sources all over social media have claimed that one of the PwC envelope handlers was tweeting before the wrong announcement. The PwC’s worker Brian Cullinan has since deleted his tweets after the ceremony.
Jimmy Kimmel has commented on his show what was allegedly supposed to be the ending of the Oscars. Kimmel commented that the plan was for him to finish the show from the audience by sitting next to Matt Damon.
The Oscar host reportedly heard Damon comment that night that he thought he heard the stage manager say they got the wrong winner. During the fiasco, Kimmel jokingly commented that he knew he would screw up the show.