Weeks after the epic Best Picture mix-up at the 2017's Academy Awards, and the shock and embarrassment is still very real for all those involved. And now, speaking to audience members at #SXSW last Monday, the president of Hollywood's most prestigious award ceremony has publicly reacted to the La La Land and Moonlight blunder.
If you need a gentle reminder of what went down — or if you just want to descend into that deep pit of paralyzing awkwardness once again — watch the clip below:
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In her first appearance since the scandal — instead of unleashing her rage over the situation like any normal person — Cheryl Boone Isaacs took a more positive stance, choosing to describe the devastating #Oscars debacle as "beautiful." She then explained her choice of words, saying:
"It was a bit of a shock. But however, what I thought was so important was how in a matter of minutes you saw a humanity and a respect and a graciousness from the 'La La Land' filmmakers and the 'Moonlight' filmmakers in a way that I thought was very special.
She then added:
"It all came together on a beautiful note and a beautiful ending."
At the time though, it certainly didn't look like Boone Isaacs was taking the mix-up in her stride, especially if the audience pictures are anything to go by. In fact, snaps from the big night basically showed her jaw independently unhinge itself from her skull and begin to drop to ground level:
As it stands, accountancy firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers is said to be largely to blame for the Best Picture nightmare, with Boone Isaacs already sending a statement out that promised that "changes will be implemented to ensure this never happens again." The two accountants responsible will not be working the ceremony either, with PwC issuing the following apology:
"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."
Would you call the Best Picture mix-up at the Oscars "beautiful?"