The cause of the error in presenting the “Oscar” was the human factor

The cause of the error in presenting the “Oscar” was the human factor

NEW YORK, February 28. /Offset. TASS Ivan sawyers/. The reason that the 89-th ceremony of awarding the prize “Oscar” Sunday first wrong was declared the winning picture, was the mistake made by the staff of the auditing and consulting company PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).


This was stated by one of the leaders of its U.S. division Tim Ryan in an interview with journalists of the newspaper USA Today published on Monday.

“Ultimately we made a mistake caused by human factor,” he said. “Our partner, who was standing on the left side of the stage, Brian Cullinan gave the wrong envelope to Warren Beatty. As soon as we realized it was a mistake we corrected it, by notifying the appropriate individuals,” added Ryan. PricewaterhouseCoopers 1934 entrusted with the mailing of ballots and counting of votes of the Academy, deciding the fate of movies.

Held ceremonies to name the picture that won the most prestigious nomination “Best film”, was granted to famous actors Warren Beatty and faye dunaway. They opened the received envelope and said that the prize was awarded to the romantic musical “La La land” (La La Land) directed by Damien Chazelle. But then the organizers announced that an error has occurred. The award was actually meant for the film “Moonlight” (Moonlight) Barry Jenkins about growing up a black teenager in poor areas of Miami.

Earlier, representatives of PricewaterhouseCoopers said that I take responsibility for the attacks themselves, but did not specify what exactly was the cause of the incident. Immediately after the ceremony, they indicated that they began the proceedings. The American media called the incident unprecedented and unprecedented in the history of the Academy.

In addition to the musical, for the honorary title of best picture of the year fighting “the Arrival” (Arrival) Denis Villeneuve, “Fences” (Fences) Denzel Washington, “at Any price” (Hell or High Water) Kevin Mackenzie, “For reasons of conscience” (Hacksaw Ridge) Mel Gibson’s “Hidden figures” (Hidden Figures) Ted Melfi, “Lev” (Lion) and Garth Davis’s “Manchester by the sea” (Manchester by the Sea) Kenneth Lonergan.