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The auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers issued a statement early Monday stating that it was investigating what led to the the “Moonlight”-“La La Land” mixup during Sunday’s Academy Awards.

“We appreciate the grace with which the nominees, the Academy [of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences], ABC, and [host] Jimmy Kimmel handled the situation,” said a release posted on PwC’s Twitter feed.

“La La Land” initially was announced as the winner for best picture before things took a shocking turn — indeed, it was “Moonlight” that was the top picture.

“The presenters had mistakenly been given the wrong category envelope. . . . We are currently investigating how this could have happened,” the company wrote.


The release in full:

The mistake came days after a Huffington Post article on the process for handling the envelopes containing the names of the award-winners, where PwC officials downplayed the possibility of such a mistake.

“It’s so unlikely,” said Brian Cullinan, one of the supervisors of the vote count.