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An Accountant Screwed Up The Oscars Because Emma Stone Was Too Beautiful

In case you haven’t heard, the Oscars screwed up on Sunday night. They awarded La La Land Best Picture, and then kicked everyone off stage because Moonlight was the real winner.

The culprit was some dude who got the envelopes mixed up and made Warren Beatty look like an old man who can’t read.

That culprit’s name is Brian Cullinan, an accountant who was too busy taking photos of the stars backstage to figure out he handed Beatty the wrong envelope. This is straight out of a movie that would be nominated for a Razzie.

Cullinan tweeted a picture of Emma Stone with her newly one Best Actress award minutes before handing over the envelope. The tweet has since been deleted, which means he knows he screwed up. Sounds like this is actually Emma Stone’s fault for being so beautiful.

The scoop from Page Six:

Cullinan, 57, an LA-based, Cornell-educated accounting executive, was one of two PWC honchos overseeing the winners’ envelopes at the time. He was standing stage right during the event, holding a briefcase that contained the 24 envelopes with the winners’ names inside. His PWC partner, Martha Ruiz, was stage left holding another briefcase with an identical set of envelopes.

The pair took turns handing an envelope to each presenter as they alternated taking the stage from either side. They were supposed to dispose of the envelopes they didn’t hand out.

Stone had just received her award for Best Actress in a Leading Role from presenter Leonardo DiCaprio, who was handed his envelope by Ruiz.

For the final award, Beatty entered from stage right, Cullinan’s side. But instead of giving Beatty that envelope, Cullinan handed him the one for Best Actress.

Let that be a lesson to all you young people hoping to one day hand out envelopes at the Oscars. Learn to read.

And if you haven’t watched the video a million times by now, here you go:

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