Oscars won't ditch the accounting firm responsible for this year's Best Picture blunder — but there's a new rule

There's no chance anyone will ever forget this year's big Oscars screwup. But the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has apparently decided they're willing to forgive it.

The organization behind the awards ceremony has voted to stick with PricewaterhouseCoopers, the accounting firm responsible for the mix-up that led to the wrong movie being announced for Best Picture.

However, there'll be a catch. According to CNBC, accountants will now have to turn in their mobile devices (including phones) before heading backstage.

February's big blunder came as the result of PwC accountant Brian Cullinan handing presenter Warren Beatty the wrong envelope. Beatty, who actually had the Best Actress card, read La La Land as the 2017 Best Picture winner.

The film's cast and crew were already in the middle of their speeches when they were informed that, in fact, Moonlight had won the award.

Later, it turned out Cullinan had tweeted a photo of Best Actress winner Emma Stone just moments before – leading many to wonder if the goof had occurred because Cullinan was distracted by social media.

Unsurprisingly, neither Cullinan nor his PwC partner Martha Ruiz are expected to work the Oscars stage again in the future.

PwC, which has handled the Academy's ballots for the past 83 years, took full responsibility for the mishap. In a statement announcing its decision, the Academy called the error "unacceptable," but added that "after a thorough review," they planned to stay with the firm.

No doubt whichever PwC accountants get the gig next year, they'll be extra careful not to repeat their predecessors' mistakes.