Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz are said to be in ‘fear of their lives ‘ after receiving death threats after last Sunday’s Oscars mishap. They have both placed security outside of their homes as an extra precaution.
Described as possibly the “worst Academy Awards broadcasting error in history” the finger of blame is now being pointed towards PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) who have overseen the Academy’s ballot-counting process for the last 83 years.
The error went unnoticed until after several members of the Lionsgate movie had already spoken. In an official
statement released by PricewaterhouseCoopers, they added: “The presenters had mistakenly been given the wrong category envelope and, when discovered, was immediately corrected. We are currently investigating how this could have happened, and deeply regret that this occurred.”
A PwC spokesperson said, “security had been beefed up after their home addresses and photos of their families were published”.
The pair hasn’t been fired over their error, but won’t be working at next year’s ceremony.