PricewaterhouseCoopers throws accountant under the bus for Oscars flub

Accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers issued another statement on Monday following the instantly infamous Best Pictures flub at Sunday night's Oscars.

PwC took to its official Twitter page to take "full responsibility for the series of mistakes and breaches of established protocols during [Sunday] night's Oscars," but simultaneously also managed to blame one of its partners publicly by name.

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"PwC Partner Brian Cullinan mistakenly handed the back-up envelope for Actress in a Leading Role instead of the envelope for Best Picture to presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway," the statement continued. "Once the error occurred, protocols for correcting it were not followed through quickly enough by Mr. Cullinan or his partner."

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The mistake, of course, resulted in "La La Land" incorrectly being announced as Best Picture before the film's producers interrupted their own speech when the correct Best Picture envelope surfaced on stage to reveal that "Moonlight" had actually won.

In its follow-up statement, PwC acknowledged the letdown that the team behind "La La Land" undoubtedly suffered once they realized they hadn't actually nabbed the night's top prize.

"We are deeply sorry for the disappointment suffered by the cast and crew of 'La La Land' and 'Moonlight,'" the tweet read. "We sincerely apologize to Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Jimmy Kimmel, ABC, and the Academy, none of whom was at fault for last night's errors. We wish to extend our deepest gratitude to each of them for the graciousness they displayed during such a difficult moment."

PwC finished by reminding the public that "for the past 83 years, the Academy has entrusted PwC with the integrity of the awards process during the ceremony," which accounts for all but six of the Oscars ceremonies in history.

"Last night we failed the Academy," they concluded.

Watch the full moment in the video above.

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