A year on from accidentally presenting the Academy Award for Best Picture to the wrong movie, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway are reportedly returning to the Dolby Theatre stage for another go on Sunday.
TMZ reports that both actors will once again present the Academy’s highest honor at the 90th annual Awards on Sunday in Los Angeles with the two rehearsing their lines on Thursday night for the big moment at the theatre.
At last year’s ceremony, Beatty and Dunaway infamously announced “La La Land” had won the prestigious Best Picture award due to being handed the wrong envelope by one of the accountants in charge of envelopes who was too busy on social media to pay attention to his job. After a flurry of activity on stage, it was quickly revealed “Moonlight” had actually won.
In an effort to prevent another mistake, the Academy has prohibited the PwC accountants who handle the envelopes from using cell phones or social media during the show. Several other reforms were announced ahead of the awards show, including the addition of a third balloting partner in the show’s control room.