Posted on Tue Feb 28th, 2017 8:45am PDT By X17 Staff
We bet they never thought they'd have to say something like this!
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences just issued a statement regarding the now infamous Oscar mix-up, and it sounds like someone is going to get in trouble when they get down to the bottom of it all.
"We deeply regret the mistakes that were made during the presentation of the Best Picture category during last night’s Oscar ceremony. We apologize to the entire cast and crew of La La Land and Moonlight whose experience was profoundly altered by this error. We salute the tremendous grace they displayed under the circumstances. To all involved — including our presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, the filmmakers, and our fans watching worldwide — we apologize," the statement read.
"For the last 83 years, the Academy has entrusted PwC to handle the critical tabulation process, including the accurate delivery of results. PwC has taken full responsibility for the breaches of established protocols that took place during the ceremony. We have spent last night and today investigating the circumstances, and will determine what actions are appropriate going forward. We are unwaveringly committed to upholding the integrity of the Oscars and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences," they added.
They might be mortified, but Donald Trump couldn't be happier about it!
“I think they were focused so hard on politics that they didn’t get the act together at the end. It was a little sad. It took away from the glamour of the Oscars. It didn’t feel like a very glamorous evening. I’ve been to the Oscars. There was something very special missing, and then to end that way was sad," he told Brietbart News on Monday.
Host Jimmy Kimmel couldn't help but find humor in the unfortunate situation.
"It was a lot of fun, until the end. It was going very well, we were chugging along, and then all of a sudden, out of nowhere, it turned into one of those Maury Povich paternity test shows. It was the weirdest TV finale since Lost. You figure, well, you know, the host will go on stage and clear this up. Then I remember, oh, I’m the host. So we have the producers of two movies on stage. Who the hell even knows who is who from which movie? I’m standing there like an idiot, feeling bad for these guys — but also trying really hard not to laugh, to be honest," he said during his late night show opening monologue after the fact.
What a mess!
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