After wrongly taking a beating on social media, with Twitter thugs always jumping on the bandwagon to attack anyone, even when they often have no clue about the issue, the iconic Hollywood actor and filmmaker has nudged the Academy President to do the right thing. Warren Beatty says Academy of Motion Pictures President Cheryl Boone Isaacs should “publicly clarify” what happened during Sunday night’s best picture presentation “as soon as possible.”Beatty released a statement Tuesday to The Associated Press in which he declined to comment further on the debacle that led to him and co-presenter Faye Dunaway mistakenly reading La La Land as best picture winner rather than Moonlight. Instead, he urged the Academy to answer questions.
“I feel it would be more appropriate for the president of the Academy, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, to publicly clarify what happened as soon as possible,” said Beatty.
Representatives for the Academy didn’t immediately comment Tuesday.
Since Sunday’s broadcast, the Academy has largely left the explaining to PwC, the accounting firm that has taken the blame for La La Land mistakenly being read as the best picture winner by Beatty and Faye Dunaway. PwC, which is in charge of tabulating the winners, has said partner Brian Cullinan mistakenly handed them the wrong envelope.