PwC Accountants Pulled From Oscars


LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — In the wake of the confusing best picture flub at the Oscars on Sunday night, account firm PwC (formerly PricewaterhouseCoopers) announced that the accounts in the envelop mix-up will not be returning for the Oscars in 2018.

According to the New York Times, it was Brian Cullinan, a partner at PwC, who handed Beatty the incorrect envelope shortly before the actor went on stage.

After Cullinan and his colleague Martha L. Ruiz realized the error, they quickly worked with the show's producers and stage manager to rectify the blunder.

Worse for Cullinan, he had reportedly been warned to not use Twitter during the awards ceremony, but had posted a photo of of Emma Stone on the social media service just moments before the envelope fumble, the New York Times reported.

Cullinan has been a staple of the awards show in recent years, carrying the locked briefcase containing the enevelopes, the New York Times said.

An academy spokeswoman did not respond to a request from the Times regarding PwC's future with the Oscars. PwC has counted votes for the awards show for the past 83 years.