The Oscars made a big mistake during the In Memoriam


A lot of famous people died in 2016 — producer Jan Chapman wasn't one of them.

The Oscars on Sunday accidentally put a picture of the Australian producer instead of designer Janet Patterson during its In Memoriam portion of the show.

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Patterson, who designed looks for films including Far From the Madding Crowd and The Piano, died in October 2016.

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Glenn Frey (67): Nov. 6, 1948 - Jan. 18, 2016 

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George Michael

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Merle Haggard

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Carrie Fisher

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Natalie Cole (65): Feb. 6, 1950 - Dec. 31, 2015

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Pat Harrington Jr. (76): Aug. 13, 1929 - Jan. 6, 2016

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Zsa Zsa Gabor

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Michael Galeota (31): Aug. 28, 1984 - Jan. 10, 2016

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David Bowie (69): Jan. 8, 1947 - Jan. 10, 2016 

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Alan Rickman (69): Feb. 21, 1946 - Jan. 14, 2016 

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Dan Haggarty (74): Nov. 19, 1941 - Jan. 15, 2016

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Tommy Kelly (90): April 6, 1925 - Jan. 26, 2016

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Abe Vigoda (94): Feb. 24, 1921 - Jan. 26, 2016 

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Joe Alaskey (63): April 17, 1952 - Feb. 3, 2016

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Maurice White (74): Dec. 19, 1941 - Feb. 4, 2016

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Vanity (57): Jan. 4, 1959 - Feb. 15, 2016

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George Gaynes (98): May 3, 1917 - Feb. 15, 2016

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Angela "Big Ang" Raiola (55): June 30, 1960 - Feb. 18, 2016

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Harper Lee (89): April 28, 1926 - Feb. 19, 2016

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Lee Reherman (49): July 4, 1966 - Feb. 29, 2016

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Bud Collins (86): June 17, 1929 - March 4, 2016

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Joey Feek (40): Sept. 9, 1975 - March 4, 2016

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Nancy Reagan (94): July 6, 1921 - March 6, 2016

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Sir George Martin (90): Jan. 3, 1926 - March 8, 2016

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Garry Shandling (66): Nov. 29, 1949 - March 24, 2016


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Patty Duke (69): Dec. 14, 1946 - March 29, 2016

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Daisy Lewellyn (36): Jan. 15, 1980 - April 8, 2016 

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David Gest (62): May 11, 1953 - April 12, 2016 

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Doris Roberts (90): Nov. 4, 1925 - April 17, 2016

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Joanie "Chyna" Laurer (46): Dec. 27, 1969 - April 20, 2016 

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Prince (57): June 7, 1958 - April 21, 2016

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Rickey Smith (36): May 10, 1979 - May 5, 2016 

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William Schallert (93): July 6, 1922 - May 8, 2016

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Tonita Castro (63): 1953 - May 8, 2016

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Morley Safer (84): Nov. 8, 1931 - May 19, 2016 

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Janet Waldo (96): Feb. 4, 1920 - June 12, 2016

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Muhammad Ali (74): Jan. 17, 1941 - June 3, 2016 

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Theresa Saldana (61): Aug. 20, 1954 - June 6, 2016 

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Ronnie Claire Edwards (83): Feb. 9, 1933 - June 14, 2016

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Anton Yelchin (27): March 11, 1989 - June 19, 2016

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Noel Neill (95): Nov. 25, 1920 - July 3, 2016

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Bill Cunningham (87): March 13, 1929 - June 25, 2016

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Teddy Rooney (66): April 13, 1950 - July 2, 2016

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Garry Marshall (81): Nov. 13, 1934 - July 19, 2016

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Gene Wilder (83): June 11, 1933 - Aug. 29, 2016

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Rene Angelil (73): Jan. 16, 1942 - Jan. 14, 2016

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Alexis Arquette (47): July 28, 1969 - Sept. 11, 2016

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Robert Vaughn (83): Nov. 22, 1932 - Nov. 11, 2016

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Gwen Ifill (61): Sept. 29, 1955 - Nov. 14, 2016

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Florence Henderson (82): Feb. 14, 1934 - Nov. 24, 2016

(Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)

Alan Thicke (69): March 1, 1947 - Dec. 13, 2016

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Chapman, a producer who is still alive, worked with Patterson on films such as The Piano and Bright Star.

Chapman confirmed the mistake, and her vitality, to Variety Monday morning.

"I was devastated by the use of my image in place of my great friend and long-time collaborator Janet Patterson. I had urged her agency to check any photograph which might be used and understand that they were told that the Academy had it covered," she told Variety. "Janet was a great beauty and four-time Oscar nominee and it is very disappointing that the error was not picked up. I am alive and well and an active producer."

Twitter was extremely quick to notice the mistake:

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Pic of my pal Jan Chapman- very much alive - was just featured in In Memoriam. #Oscars
You've used a wrong pic for Janet Patterson @TheAcademy the multi-nominated costume designer. Wrongly used a pic of producer Jan Chapman.
Oh no ! Jan Chapmans photo put up error instead of Janet Patterson In Memorium #Oscars2017
Oh dear. The #Oscars put up what I think is a photo of Jan Chapman, instead of Janet Patterson, for the In Memoria… https://t.co/FoJjO1xFGH
Oops. Did #Oscars just show living producer Jan Chapman in place of deceased costume designer Janet Patterson during In Memoriam?!
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The Academy has not yet responded on social media. Immediate requests for comment were not returned.


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