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On the Lot: The latest on #EnvelopeGate & is ‘Logan’ the best super hero movie, ever?




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Jordan Horowitz, producer of "La La Land," shows the envelope revealing "Moonlight" as the true winner of best picture at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Presenter Warren Beatty and host Jimmy Kimmel look on from right. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
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The best picture Oscar fiasco is the gift that keeps on giving. Since Sunday's snafu, there have been quite a few developments including 'smoking gun photos,' play by play analysis and more

We even did some digging through our own Take Two archives and found out we actually spoke to Brian Cullinan, the Price Waterhouse Coopers accountant who's getting pinned with the debacle

He joined A Martinez in 2014, the year he took on the awards show:

"Well, I'm not sure the calculus that goes into deciding who necessarily is the next one in line to do this but the fact that I've kind of worked a little bit in the business as it relates to PWC, probably but me in a good position to help out with this award show." 

For the latest on OscarGate, Vanity Fair's Rebecca Keegan stopped by for a special Friday edition of "On the Lot."

The latest

"Well...a lot. We now have photos of Cullinan in the stage right wings on his phone about three minutes before best picture was announced, which is not something he's supposed to be doing. He's also got two envelopes in his hand. One of them the best actress envelope, one of the the best picture envelope.

So, it's clear that Cullinan and his partner Martha Ruiz will not be coming back to the Oscars next year. Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs has announced that. What is under review is the accountant firms ongoing relationship with the academy."

Could they get a new firm?

"Well, it's complicated. The PWC, well before there was a Cooper I guess it was just PW, has been working for the Academy for 93 years and they have done everything from not only the Oscar balloting but also they handle the Academy's finances. They handle its elections, they handle its financial documents, its audits and they do so at a great discount, in exchange for the PR boost that...at least until this week, they got from being involved with the telecast."

Stepping away from the Oscars for a second and shifting focus toward a hero we can all get behind.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RH3OxVFvTeg

"Logan" opens in wide release today, it's receiving some pretty positive reviews including this one, from one of our producers Julian Burrell who saw it last night:

"I'm not even that big of a Wolverine fan but I have to say that 'Logan' might be the greatest superhero movie I've ever seen."

To hear Rebecca's insight on this bold claim, click the blue play button above.