Australian movie farmer Jan Chapman said she is “devastated” that her illustration was used during last-place night’s Oscars’ In Memoriam segment.
Chapman, who is “alive and well, ” was surprised to see her photo being used to represent her friend, costume designer Janet Patterson who died in October 2016.
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“I was devastated by the use of my image in place of my great friend and long-time traitor Janet Patterson, ” Chapman told Variety in an email. “I had recommended her bureau to check any image which might be used and been said that they were told that the Academy had it plowed. Janet was a great beauty and four-time Oscar nominee and it is very disappointing that the mistakes was not picked up.”
She included, “I am alive and well and an active producer.”
Chapman and Patterson worked together on the 1993 film “The Piano.”
The In Memoriam correct was just the only gaffe that took place last-place darknes. “La La Land” was mistakenly named as the Best Picture winner after presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were given the incorrect envelope to read. “Moonlight” was the actual Best Picture winner.
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