Friday, March 3, 2017

Academy Accountants Hire Security Amid Oscars Crisis--Accountants Receive Death Threats

By Hollywood Reporter, Mar. 02, 2017

"This isn't something we typically deal with," a PricewaterhouseCoopers representative said. "But the firm felt it was necessary based on the number of people outside their homes."

The Oscar blunder story has taken a scary turn, as the accountants involved with announcing the wrong best picture winner have hired bodyguards.

A PricewaterhouseCoopers representative says that the firm has enlisted a security service for Brian Cullinan, the accountant responsible for handing over the incorrect envelope that led to La La Land being announced as best picture rather than actual winner Moonlight, and his colleague, Martha Ruiz. The accounting firm, which has worked with the Academy Awards for 83 years, says it made the decision due to throngs of people congregating outside Cullinan and Ruiz's respective homes.

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