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New Rules Govern Handling of Oscar Envelopes

The film academy and its accounting firm, PwC, are announcing a spate of new rules Monday meant to avoid an envelope gaffe like at last year's show, when "La La Land" was mistakenly announced as the winner instead of "Moonlight."

Posted: Jan. 22, 2018 7:25 AM
Updated: Jan. 22, 2018 7:25 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The film academy and its accounting firm, PwC, are announcing a spate of new rules Monday meant to avoid an envelope gaffe like at last year's show, when "La La Land" was mistakenly announced as the winner instead of "Moonlight."

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PwC U.S. Chairman Tim Ryan tells The Associated Press that the new protocols include additional personnel and oversight, as well as practicing what to do if a presenter reads the wrong name.

A third balloting partner with a complete set of winners' envelopes is being added to the show's control room as a failsafe.

Nominations for the 90th Academy Awards will be announced Tuesday. Winners will be revealed during a ceremony on March 4.

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