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Damn. The Oscars ceremony this year was on another level. The biggest f*ck-up of the night, of course, was that baffling Best Picture moment in which the La La Land team was briefly convinced they had nabbed the highest honor before an envelope mix-up revealed Moonlight as the actual winner. Somehow, that wasn't the only WTF whoops of the night:
A photo of Australian producer Jan Chapman, a person who is alive, was mistakenly used during Sunday's In Memoriam segment instead of a photo of the late costume designer Janet Patterson. Speaking with Variety Monday, Chapman said she had reached out prior to the broadcast to confirm an accurate image of her friend and collaborator would be used.
"I was devastated by the use of my image in place of my great friend and long-time collaborator Janet Patterson," Chapman said. "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." Chapman, adding that she is "alive and well," said she was disappointed the error wasn't caught before airing. Patterson, known for her work on The Piano and Bright Star, died in October 2016.
The mistake was promptly noticed by many viewers during the live broadcast: