Accountants behind 'Best Picture' flub insisted before the show: 'We're prepared'

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Following the embarrassing mix-up over the Best Picture winner at Sunday night's Oscars, the accounting firm responsible for the envelopes is taking the blame.

But in the hours before the biggest event on Hollywood's calendar, two of PricewaterhouseCoopers' executives claimed they were fully prepped for the event.

"Are you nervous?" Inside Edition's Jim Moret asked them. "Is this a big deal for you?"

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"It's certainly a big deal, but we're not nervous," one responded. "We've done this a few times and we prepare a lot."

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: (L-R) Actors Mahershala Ali, winner of Best Supporting Actor for 'Moonlight,' Emma Stone, winner of Best Actress for 'La La Land,' Viola Davis, winner of the Best Supporting Actress award for 'Fences,' and Casey Affleck, winner of Best Actor for 'Manchester by the Sea,' pose in the press room during the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Best Actress: Emma Stone for La La Land

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Best Picture: Moonlight

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Best Actor: Casey Affleck in Manchester by the Sea


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Directing: Damien Chazelle for La La Land


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Best Adapted Screenplay: Moonlight - Screenplay by Barry Jenkins; Story by Tarell Alvin McCraney

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Best Original Screenplay: Manchester by the Sea written by Kenneth Lonergan
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Best Original Song: "City of Stars" from La La Land - Music by Justin Hurwitz; Lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

Music (Original Score): Justin Hurwitz for La La Land

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Cinematography: Linus Sandgren for La La Land


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Short Film (Live Action): Sing - Kristof Deak and Anna Udvardy


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Documentary (Short Subject):The White Helmets - Orlando von Einsiedel and Joanna Natasegara

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Film Editing: John Gilbert for Hacksaw Ridge


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Visual Effects:The Jungle Book - Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones and Dan Lemmon

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Production Design: La La Land - David Wasco (Production Design) and Sandy Reynolds-Wasco (Set Decoration)

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Best Animated Feature Film: Zootopia by Byron Howard, Rich Moore and Clark Spencer

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Best Short Film (Animated):Piper by Alan Barillaro and Marc Sondheimer


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Best Foreign Language Film: The Salesman directed by Asghar Farhadi (Not pictured -- posing on his behalf is former NASA scientist Firouz Naderi (L) and engineer/astronaut Anousheh Ansari)

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Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis in Fences


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Sound Mixing: Kevin O'Connell, Andy Wright, Robert Mackenzie and Peter Grace for Hacksaw Ridge

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Sound Editing: Sylvain Bellemare for Arrival


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Best Documentary (Feature): O.J.: Made in America - Ezra Edelman and Caroline Waterlow

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Costume Design: Colleen Atwood for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them


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Makeup and Hairstyling: Alessandro Bertolazzi, Giorgio Gregorini and Christopher Nelson for Suicide Squad


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Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali in Moonlight


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Hours later, screen legends Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty announced the final and most anticipated award of the night, Best Picture, would go to La La Land.

But as the musical's producers were finishing up their thank yous, La La Land 's Jordan Horowitz returned to the microphone and told a shocked crowd: "Moonlight won Best Picture... This is not a joke."

Beatty and Dunaway had walked on stage not with the Best Picture envelope, but with one that indicated Emma Stone's earlier win as Best Actress for the film, according to The Associated Press.

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Assuming it was a mistake to have the actress' name on the card, Beatty and Dunaway appeared to speak among themselves before reading the name of the film only.

"It's one of the strangest things that's ever happened to me," Beatty reportedly later said.

PricewaterhouseCoopers later released a statement apologizing.

"We sincerely apologize to 'Moonlight,' 'La La Land,' Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, and Oscar viewers for the error that was made during the award announcement for best picture," it said. "The presenters had mistakenly been given the wrong category envelope and when discovered, was immediately corrected. [We] deeply regret that this occurred."

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US actor Warren Beatty (C) shows the card reading Best Film 'Moonlight' after mistakingly reading 'La La Land' initially at the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.

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Host Jimmy Kimmel reacts after the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.

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The cast of 'Moonlight' and ''La La Land' appear on stage as presenter Warren Beatty (C) shows the winner's envelope for Best Movie 'Moonlight' on stage at the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.

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89th Academy Awards - Oscars Awards Show - Hollywood, California, U.S. - 26/02/17 - Warren Beatty holds the card for the Best Picture Oscar awarded to "Moonlight," after announcing by mistake that "La La Land" was winner.

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'La La Land' producer Jordan Horowitz holds up the winner card reading actual Best Picture winner 'Moonlight' with actor Warren Beatty onstage during the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.

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Prior to learning of a presentation error, 'La La Land' producers Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz and Marc Platt accept the Best Picture award for 'La La Land' (later awarded to actual Best Picture winner 'Moonlight') onstage during the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.

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Prior to learning of a presentation error, 'La La Land' producers Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz and Marc Platt accept the Best Picture award for 'La La Land' (later awarded to actual Best Picture winner 'Moonlight') onstage during the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.

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Cast and crew of 'Moonlight' accept the Best Picture award onstage during the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.

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Director Barry Jenkins and the cast and crew of 'Moonlight' accept the Best Picture award onstage during the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.

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'La La Land' producer Jordan Horowitz (L) holds up the winner card reading actual Best Picture winner 'Moonlight' with actor Warren Beatty onstage during the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.

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'La La Land' producer Jordan Horowitz (L) announces the actual Best Picture winner as 'Moonlight' after a presentation error with actor Warren Beatty (R) onstage during the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.

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89th Academy Awards - Oscars Awards Show - Hollywood, California, U.S. - 26/02/17 - Warren Beatty holds the card for the Best Picture Oscar awarded to "Moonlight," after announcing by mistake that "La La Land" was winner.

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89th Academy Awards - Oscars Awards Show - Producer Jordon Horowitz holds up the card for the Best Picture winner Moonlight. At left is Ryan Gosling and right is presenter Warren Beatty who mistakenly announced La La Land as the best picture winner.

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89th Academy Awards - Oscars Awards Show - Hollywood, California, U.S. - 26/02/17 - Jordon Horowitz and Jimmy Kimmel react as Warren Beatty holds the card for the Best Picture Oscar awarded to "Moonlight," after announcing by mistake that "La La Land" was winner.

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