Oscars debacle BANNED and received DEATH THREATS

The man and woman responsible for the mix-up at the Oscars aren’t allowed to join future Oscars ceremonies.

The two people responsible for the embarrassing Best Picture mix-up during the Oscars at the weekend have also reportedly been hired bodyguards after receiving death threats from the public.

The incident on Sunday night (Monday morning in the Philippines) saw actors Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, who were announcing the winner, being given the wrong envelope, one containing the winner of the previous category (Emma Stone, Best Actress for La La Land). Halfway through La La Land‘s acceptance speech, it was announced that Moonlight had actually won, sending viewers online into a frenzy.

The president of the film academy says the two accountants from PricewaterhouseCoopers, Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz, the pair responsible for the mix-up, will never return to the Oscars anymore.

TMZ also reports that the pair have received death threats. The report says that “in such fear for their lives, their bosses have hired security to protect them”. Their families are also being protected, the report states, after photos of their respective homes surfaced online.

Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’, said the relationship with PwC — the accounting firm responsible for the integrity of the awards — remains under review.
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