Oops (Again)... Oscars Shows Living Woman's Photo on 'In Memoriam' Tribute
This definitely trumps giving out the wrong envelope https://t.co/3MCQsIZBed
— James Rodger (@jamesdrodger) February 27, 2017
It's the morning after the Oscars and all the talk is about everything but the winners.
In addition to the wrong winner being announced for Best Picture, the Academy included a living film producer's photo during its "In Memoriam" tribute video.
Variety reports that an Australian producer named Jan Chapman was "left devastated" when she saw her own photo next to the late Janet Patterson's name.
"I was devastated by the use of my image in place of my great friend and long-time collaborator Janet Patterson. 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," Chapman told Variety by email. "I am alive and well and an active producer."
Chapman is one of Australia's best-known producers with credits including "Lantana," "Holy Smoke," and "The Last Days of Chez Nous." She was married to director Philip Noyce in the 1970s.
Patterson, who passed away in October, was an Australian costume designer and four-time Oscar nominee.
The two reportedly worked together on "The Piano" in 1993.