It looks like the Oscars and Dlisted share the same fact-checking agency (aka my sleeping dog who I think just farted and swallowed some barf at the same time. Talent!). Because they had a few giant fuck-ups last night. They botched Best Picture, and Leonardo DiCatchAHo accidentally said Emma Stone’s name instead of Isabelle Huppert’s while announcing the winner for Best Actress. The second one hasn’t been confirmed, but it will be. It will be!
Another grade 10 oops happened during the In Memoriam segment. The In Memoriam segment always ends up pissing people off, because they always leave a few artistes out. This year’s Oscars In Memoriam segment left out Garry Shandling, Robert Vaughn, Doris Roberts, Florence Henderson and Alexis Arquette. But this year, they fucked up in a brand, new way.
After the In Memoriam segment aired, Australian producer Jan Chapman probably tried to walk through furniture to see if she’s a ghost. Because during the In Memoriam, her picture came up next to the name Janet Patterson, who was a four-time Oscar nominated Australian costume designer. Janet Patterson died in October 2016. Jan Chapman hasn’t died yet and is still living and breathing. Jan is so alive that she was able to type and send an e-mail to Variety, saying that she’s sad over what happened. Jan added that she double checked to make sure the right picture was being used. Jan and Janet worked together on The Piano.
“I was devastated by the use of my image in place of my great friend and long-time collaborator Janet Patterson. I had urged her agency to check any photograph which might be used and understand that they were told that the Academy had it covered. Janet was a great beauty and four-time Oscar nominee and it is very disappointing that the error was not picked up. I am alive and well and an active producer.”
Why am I picturing an overworked intern for the Academy, sitting in their cubicle while thinking, “If that agency calls one more time about that picture, I’m going to purposefully use the wrong one. Bleheheheheheheh!”
And I’m sure that during next year’s Oscars In Memoriam, we’ll see the words: The Career Of The Motherfucker Who Was In Charge Of Last Year’s In Memoriam.