This year’s Academy Awards seem to be filled with bloopers as after the most ‘awkward blunder’ of a Best Picture winner mix-up, another boo-boo has been uncovered.
During the Academy Award’s ‘In Memoriam’ segment, which honors the film industry’s figures who passed away over the year, the show producers mistakenly flashed a photo of a woman who is still alive.
According to the details of the blooper, the segment was honoring Janet Patterson, an Australian costume designer who died in October, but instead of showing her picture, that of Australian producer, Jan Chapman was shown.
“I was devastated by the use of my image in place of my great friend and longtime collaborator Janet Patterson,” Chapman told industry publication Variety.
“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,” she added.
“I am alive and well and an active producer.”
Both Patterson and Chapman had worked together on the 1993 movie called ‘The Piano’, which won three Academy Awards. Another one of Chapman’s known movies is ‘The Last Days of Chez Nous’.
Earlier in the show, there was a mix-up in the Best Picture category win as it was mistakenly announced that La La Land had one when in fact the winner was Moonlight. It was later discovered that an accountant had mixed-up the envelope which was supposed to carry the correct winner name due to which the fiasco occurred.