Biggest Oscar screw up of all time?
(Buckner) Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway pulled a Steve Harvey — announcing “La La Land” won Best Picture, when it was really supposed to go to “Moonlight” … and the fallout was HUGE.
In the greatest Oscars ending ever … Warren and Faye called the ‘La La’ crew up onstage — and they were several minutes into their acceptance speeches before someone figured out the massive screwup.
Price Waterhouse explained the obvious … “The presenters had mistakenly been given the wrong category envelope and when discovered, was immediately corrected.” Truth be told, not immediately.
The PricewaterhouseCoopers employees who were responsible for the flub won’t make the mistake again … because they’ve been booted from working future Oscars.
The film academy president says Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz have been permanently relieved of their duties of handing out the award envelopes. As we reported … Brian was the guy who handed Warren Beatty the wrong envelope for best picture, possibly because he was distracted while tweeting like crazy.