Magazine article Screen International

PwC Duo Will Not Work Oscars Again

Magazine article Screen International

PwC Duo Will Not Work Oscars Again

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Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz, the PwC accountants who guard and hand out the winners envelopes at the Academy Awards, have been told they will not be invited back to work at the Oscars in a professional capacity.

Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs told Associated Press she had delivered the news to the pair.

Wednesday's development followed earlier announcements by the Academy of an ongoing investigation and two apologies by PwC, which has tabulated the Oscar votes for the past 83 years.

The accountancy firm's second apology identified partner Cullinan as the person responsible for mistakenly handing presenter Warren Beatty a back-up best actress envelope as he walked out on stage at the Dolby Theatre to announce the best picture winner.

When a confused Beatty surveyed the contents of the envelope and saw La La Land star Stone's name, he handed the envelope to co-presenter Faye Dunaway, who declared La La Land best picture winner. …

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