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Accountants involved in Oscars fiasco will not work for show again

In the wake of the spectacular best-picture snafu at Sunday’s night Oscars, the fallout has begun.

The two PwC accountants involved in the envelope mixup that saw the producers from “La La Land” accepting the best picture award before everyone realized it belonged to “Moonlight” will not be working at the Oscars again, according to a spokeswoman for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

One of the accountants, Brian Cullinan, handed Warren Beatty the incorrect envelope moments before the actor went onstage with Faye Dunaway to present the best picture Oscar. Martha L. Ruiz, the other PwC accountant who worked the awards with Cullinan, also will not be returning..

Cullinan mistakenly gave Beatty a duplicate envelope for best actress, which had just gone to Emma Stone for “La La Land.” After Beatty read that envelope’s contents, he showed it to Dunaway, who saw the words “La La Land” and announced it the winner.

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