Oscars boss confirms those who caused La La Land best picture blunder won't be asked back

Academy Awards Best Picture mistake: Oscars president confirms people responsible won't work on awards again

Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz won't be working on the awards again

Thursday, March 2, 2017

The president of the American Film Academy has confirmed the two people who were responsible for the Best Picture fiasco at the Oscars won't work on the awards again.

The Acadamy Awards are still feeling the fallout from the live mistake during the announcement of Best Picture, when actor Warren Beatty was handed the wrong envelope and announced La La Land as the winner - rather than Moonlight.

Producers were forced to come stage and inform the world of the mistake - causing a mixture of shock and hilarity among the viewing public.

The blunder was ultimately traced to Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz, two auditors from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) - the accounting firm responsible for the ballot.

Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs said on Wednesday Ruiz and Cullinan wouldn't be renewing their roles in the ceremony for 2018.

In the wake of the fiasco, the relationship between the Academy and London-based firm PwC - which has counted the votes for 83 years - is now under review.