After taking responsibility for the epic best picture flub at the Oscars last year, Tim Ryan of PwC got down to business.
He grilled the partners who made the gaffe, then personally reached out to the dozens of people affected by it: the show's producers, presenters and stage managers and the filmmakers behind "La La Land" and "Moonlight."
In the months that followed, PwC met with the academy many times to come up with new protocols and safeguards to prevent such a blunder in the future. Ryan revealed six new reforms to the Associated Press. They include a new process in which the celebrity presenter will confirm they have the correct envelope before stepping onstage, PwC partners attending rehearsals, as well as measures to quickly correct any mistake.
Last year's mistake happened when a PwC partner mistakenly handed an envelope for the best actress winner category, which went to Emma Stone in "La La Land," to the presenters of the best picture category, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway. That resulted in "La La Land" being briefly named best picture, before one of that film's producers revealed the error and that "Moonlight" had in fact won.