Oscar’s Big Screwup, Brought To You By Twitter


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You’ve heard of the dangers of driving while texting, but here’s a new peril: Accounting while tweeting. That appears to have been the root of the problem with the massive Oscar-night fiasco that led to the wrong movie being declared Best Picture (Variety). President Trump may have complained that Oscar presenters were “focused so hard on politics” that they botched the ceremony. But the real culprit was digital distraction.

That’s right: Brian Cullinan, the PricewaterhouseCoopers partner who handed Warren Beatty the wrong envelope, was busy tweeting a photo of Best Actress winner Emma Stone moments before. (He has since deleted his messages.)

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