Academy Retains PwC Contract Despite 2017 Best Picture Fiasco
Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, confirmed Tuesday night that although the Oscar awards ceremony was awarded the title of “Best Picture” last month, accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers Retention
Fifty-four percent of the board of directors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in cooperation with PricewaterhouseCoopers, has been responsible for the Oscar-based film for 84 years.
The board has decided to continue working with PricewaterhouseCoopers after a thorough review, including extensive introduction of the revised protocol and ambitious control measures, “Isaac wrote to university members on Wednesday,” Said added that after years Of work as an accountant, “we have been grossly evaluated that company mistakes are unacceptable.”
“From now on, PricewaterhouseCoopers is totally responsible.” US President Tim Ryan is expected to take “greater oversight” at a future academic awards ceremony, “he told the BBC, who will also appoint another person to join the team’s live team. Responsible for properly announcing the winners, as long as the incident occurs, will sit with the principal.
He also noted that next year, before the awards ceremony, PricewaterhouseCoopers will rehearse on the final day, the college will add “to improve verification of the category of over-stage.”
Last month, during Oscar, veteran PricewaterhouseCoopers Brian Callynan gave the wrong envelope to the speaker, Frene Dunaway. They proclaim “Lara Land” is the best photo, did not actually win the academic award “Moonlight”. “La Land” producer Fred Berger after the text message, the error entered into the advertisement. The incident caused serious confusion on stage after the school announced that two PricewaterhouseCoopers accountants Martha Ruiz and Brian Curran would not attend the ceremony in the future. But now that new regulations have been enacted, PricewaterhouseCoopers will continue to work with the academy.