Quite a few people are wondering why both of the accountants responsible for “envelopegate” at the Oscars have been sacked, when only one appeared to be responsible.
Brian Cullinan handed Warren Beatty the wrong envelope on Sunday night, which led to the wrong film being announced as best picture.
The Academy’s decision not to employ Cullinan and his colleague Martha Ruiz again in the future has led to some wondering why she is also being punished.
Gary Natoli told The Wrap that Ruiz was equally responsible for halting proceedings when the wrong winner was announced, but she failed to step in.
“I was in the wings stage left with Jimmy [Kimmel] when they announced La La Land,” he explained.
“We watched for about 10 more seconds, and during that entire time Martha was no more than five feet away from us.
“When La La Land was announced, she did not try to get my attention, she did not say anything. And she’s supposed to have memorised the winners.”
Natoli added that, before the ceremony, he had specifically told the pair that they should get to the stage “immediately” if any wrong winners were announced.
It’s over already!There are bigger issues to deal with