#Oscars: Beatty, Dunaway to present Best Picture Award despite 2017 fiasco

  • #Oscars: Beatty, Dunaway to present Best Picture Award despite 2017 fiasco

#Oscars: Beatty, Dunaway to present Best Picture Award despite 2017 fiasco

When Beatty hesitated to announce the victor, visibly confused by the contents on the card, Dunaway read off La La Land as best picture.

Their error in declaring La La Land, not Moonlight, as Best Picture was later blamed on a distracted accountant from PricewaterhouseCoopers who sent them onstage with the wrong winner's envelope.

Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty were spotted rehearsing their lines this week at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles before the 90th Academy Awards at the venue, the website TMZ reported. She began by saying, "Presenting is better the second time around", Beatty followed up with, "The victor is 'Gone with the Wind'".

"The biggest safeguard there is that this company PricewaterhouseCoopers will literally have to go out of business if they do it a second time", he quipped.

We hope you've recovered from that bad Oscar's Best Picture drama of a year ago because the Academy has recreated the ideal set-up for it to happen again. "La La Land." Of course, we all know that Beatty handed Dunaway the wrong envelope because the real victor was "Moonlight".

The screw-up has been dubbed the most embarrassing moment in Oscars history.

PricewaterhouseCoopers, the accounting firm responsible for the victor envelopes, announced new regulations that hopefully will prevent any future errors.

After last year's panic-inducing, epic-level mix-up wherein the Best Picture trophy meant for Moonlight was erroneously handed over to La La Land, the Academy is reportedly bringing back the two presenters that found themselves in the spotlight of a major kerfuffle: Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway.

"I thought he was joking, I thought he was stalling". Warren's like that, he kind of holds the power.but it's part of his charm.

"I guess you could say it was chaos", Beatty said in an interview with Graham Norton.

Lest we forget: after walking up to the podium and opening the envelope at a glacial pace at the end of the four-hour awards show, Beatty appeared confused after opening the envelope.

A year on, Jimmy Kimmel - the 2017 host (who is reprising the role again this year) - has spoken freely to The Hollywood Reporter and People about what was going through his mind during that whole ordeal.