Oscars: Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway Reportedly Presenting Best Picture Again

Toby Graves
March 4, 2018

One year after the most shocking mix-up in Academy Awards history, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway may be returning to the Oscar stage.

The Bonnie and Clyde co-stars famously announced the wrong Best Picture victor at the 2017 ceremony after they were handed the wrong envelopes. The pair were given the wrong category envelope and accidentally named "La La Land" the Oscar victor for Best Picture. Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty - will be returning to the Awards this year and are being given a second chance to get the Best Picture reveal right. She proceeded to look at the envelope and announce La La Land as the Oscar victor, a mistake that was corrected in the following tense minutes as the Oscars broadcast was coming to a close. In addition to forbidding the use of cell phones and social media backstage at the ceremony, presenters and a stage manager will confirm the correct envelope is going on stage before an award is presented. Mike and I learned that the last time. According to TMZ, Faye and Warren dropped by the Dolby Theatre last Thursday to practise because as we know, practise makes ideal.

"Nobody's hiding the fact that it happened, though we are taking measures so that it doesn't happen again".

Ultimately it was decided that the accounting firm of PwC - short for PricewaterhouseCoopers - will be kept on board for the 90th ceremony next year with a few new precautions to prevent the same blunder from happening again.

"I wasn't sure that thing was mine or who it belonged to because of how everything happened", he said in a roundtable discussion with other prominent black directors. They were handed the envelope for Best Actress and were confused to see Emma Stone's name, as well as La La Land, which she won the prize for earlier that night.

'I couldn't figure out what was supposedly wrong, Paine said.

Jimmy Kimmel, who was commended for how he handled the situation as host last year, is back to host this year's award show as well.

Working on the Emmy Awards, Tony Awards, American Music Awards, BET Awards, Super Bowl halftime show, and New Year's Rockin' Eve, Weiss thought he'd seen it all over a 30-year career.

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