Huffington Foreshadows Oscar Screw Up
Did the people who ensure the Oscar winners are kept secret jinx last night's event?
Incredibly, LAST WEEK the Huffington Post interviewed the only two people in the world who know the results of the Oscars before they are announced during the show. They work for a prestigious accounting firm named PriceWaterhouseCoopers. The blog eerily foreshadows what would happen if an Academy Awards presenter announced the wrong winner... Coincidence?
We all know that La La Land was announced as the winner for Best Picture but the real winner was Moonlight last night. The two people touted how there has never been a mistake like this in the history of the Oscars. This article appeared on the Huffington Post TWO DAYS before the Oscars.
The post also discussed how IF a mistake were to happen, Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz, the two people who count the nominee's ballots and the only two people who know who the winners are, have memorize the winners and stand on opposite sides of the stage from each other and tell a stage manager immediately after the wrong name has been said by a presenter which then the stage manager alerts the show's producers. Last night was the first time they have ever had to do this procedure.
“We would make sure that the correct person was known very quickly,” Cullinan said to Huffington Post. “Whether that entails stopping the show, us walking onstage, us signaling to the stage manager — that’s really a game-time decision, if something like that were to happen. Again, it’s so unlikely.”
"It's so unlikely," said Cullinan. Apparently, he forgot to knock on wood. PriceWaterhouseCoopers has since come out with an apology, according to Entertainment Tonight.
According to Fox News Entertainment, Harvey praised Beatty on his radio show this morning. ""Me and Warren handled it great. It's me and Warren's thing," added Harvey. "We handled it great. At least the producers of the Oscars walked out with him... and they corrected the mistake on the night."
Additional Reporting By: Mikaylee McEwan