Oscars: Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway Reportedly Presenting Best Picture Again

Muriel Hammond
March 7, 2018

Faye Dunaway, left, and Warren Beatty present the award for best picture at the Oscars on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. As you'll recall, Beatty and Dunaway incorrectly announced "La La Land" as the Best Picture at the end of the 2017 awards show.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences also took care to avoid another disaster, using cards with extra-large print on them. They announced La La Land as the victor, as they were handed the Best Actress envelope.

Last year's PwC accountants, Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz, were replaced by Rick Rosas and Kimberly Bourdon.

Director Barry Jenkins told The Hollywood Reporter recently that he was "distraught" at the Oscars after party when he should have been on Cloud Nine.

Chaos. Host Jimmy Kimmel explained it was all real.

We must admit, there were plenty of us still holding our breath after the announcement, just in case they had mixed it all up again.

Cullinan and Martha Ruiz will not be returning to carry the ballots this year.


The accounting firm that oversees Oscars votes, PricewaterhouseCoopers, later released a statement taking blame and apologising for the incident and has vowed that this year's show will go off without a hitch.

It turned out that they were handed the wrong envelope before walking on the stage.

Kimmel hoped for a better result at this year's ceremony.

Beatty was masterful and poised in a situation you could neverprepare for.

He has been nothing but class in the aftermath of the exoneration that followed. "Our friend Oscar is 90 years old tonight, which means he's probably at home right now watching Fox News".

We can't wait for Sunday night to know exactly how it will play out. This is history happening right here.

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