The conspiracy theories abound.
Last night now, without question, one of the strangest events in Hollywood history played out on LIVE TV for the world to see.. a movie announced as the winner. And the winner announcing another as disarray filled the stage.
According to Marc Snetiker of Entertainment Weekly Emma Stone said she had her Best Actress card on her person the entire time. “I also was holding my Best Actress in a leading role card that entire time, so whatever story… I don’t meant [sic] to start stuff, but whatever story that was, I had that card,” she reportedly said backstage after the Oscars.
An explanation from The Academy could also explain some things. As Bustle’s Lia Beck wrote: “There are two people who knew the winners before they were named, Brian Cullinan and Martha L. Ruiz, from the accounting firm PwC.” Jarett Wieselman of Buzzfeed pointed out on Twitter that Cullinan told MarketWatch before the show:
From a security perspective, we double up everything. That’s why there’s two of us. We have two briefcases, that are identical, and we have two entire sets of winning envelopes. Martha carries one of those briefcases, I carry the other.
With two sets of awards, no wonder things got a little chaotic. But envelopegate, as it has now been dubbed, may require a more creative explanation. Because if Twitter is good for anything, it’s showcasing the best — and worst, and craziest, and most unbelievable, and… you get it — conspiracy theories on the web.
The high degree of celeb strangeness has been at the top of the fold on Drudge all day..
Insiders are perplexed .. gossip columns are content.
I wish I could be a fly on the wall of Nikki Finke’s bathroom now more than ever..