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HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Chairman, Universal Filmed Entertainment Group Jeff Shell (L) and chairman & CEO of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Bruce Rosenblum attend the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images)
Oscars Accounting Firm Has New Guidelines To Prevent Another Awards Show Snafu—And Here's Hoping

You may remember that little mix up drama from last year's Oscars when Warren Beatty mistakenly named La La Land as best picture over Moonlight and the award had to be taken away from the cast and crew of the former and given to the latter.

Epically awkward.

Beatty shouldered the blame, but it turns out the actual person to blame was Brian Cullinan.

Cullinan is the PricewaterhouseCoopers accountant who handed the wrong envelope to Beatty.

Fortunately and a bit belatedly, PwC is taking steps to insure this never happens again.

Via reported:

In the months that followed, PwC met with the academy many times to come up with new protocols and safeguards to prevent such a blunder in the future. [PwC chairman Tim] Ryan revealed six new reforms to the Associated Press [including] PwC partners are [now] prohibited from using cellphones or social media during the show.

They've revised procedures for handing off the envelopes, and have introduced new balloting partners from last year, including one whose job it is to memorize the Best Picture winner before the announcement.

Maybe this year we can avoid a humiliating mix-up, and have more memorable moments, like this one from the 2016 awards:

H/T: Uproxx