Newswire: Academy president praises this year’s Oscars, promises mishap won’t repeat
Though this year’s Oscars will forever be remembered as the one in which the accountants fucked up big time, Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs took a positive angle on the proceedings in an email to members available to read at The Hollywood Reporter. Boone Isaacs called Sunday “one of the best—and certainly most dramatic and talked about—Oscar ceremonies of all time.” Though “best” is debatable, “most dramatic and talked about” seems certain.
In her note, Boone Isaacs praised nearly everyone that took the stage, including Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, and the Moonlight and La La Land filmmakers. She did, however, call out PricewaterhouseCoopers, now the official villains of this whole situation.
By now, thanks to the non-stop coverage the past few days, we all know that the wrong envelope and the problems that ensued were caused by the failure of PwC’s accountants to follow established protocols …