Accountants Responsible For Oscars Snafu Won't Be Coming Back

Accidentally handing the wrong envelope to presenters got a PricewaterhouseCoopers accountant and his partner cut from Oscars duty.

Accountants Responsible For Oscars Snafu Won't Be Coming Back

File this under "we saw that one coming." The two accounting partners who worked Sunday's Academy Awards won't be coming back.

In case you've been living under a rock, here's why.  

The biggest award of the night went to "La La Land" — for about two and a half minutes. Then, after some commotion on stage, the producer of "La La Land" announced "Moonlight" had actually won best picture.

The accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers took the blame for the snafu, saying the presenters were mistakenly given the wrong envelope. 

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The firm has tallied the votes for the awards for 83 years — and it follows a pretty regimented process

The accountant who gave Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty the wrong envelope tweeted right before the incident.  

USA Today reported the firm was told ahead of time the accountants couldn't tweet once they arrived at the show.

The president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was none too pleased, to say the least. She told the Associated Press, "They have one job to do. One job to do! Obviously, there was a distraction."

While the two firm partners aren't expected to lose their jobs over this, the firm has said the two didn't act quickly enough to correct the issue.