Warren Beatty urges Academy president to clarify Oscars

Warren Beatty said Academy of Motion Pictures President Cheryl Boone Isaacs should 'publicly clarify' what happened during Sunday night's best picture presentation 'as soon as possible.'

Beatty released a statement Tuesday in which he declined to comment further on the debacle that led to him and co-presenter Faye Dunaway mistakenly reading 'La La Land' as best picture winner rather than 'Moonlight.' 

Beatty said: 'I feel it would be more appropriate for the president of the Academy, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, to publicly clarify what happened as soon as possible.'

Meanwhile a report surfaced of a potential feud between the co-presenters, whose 1967 gangster-romance film 'Bonnie and Clyde' debuted 50 years ago.

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Warren Beatty, who announced the Best Picture Oscar at the Academy Awards with his 'Bonnie and Clyde' co-star Faye Dunaway, has said that Academy of Motion Pictures President Cheryl Boone Isaacs should 'publicly clarify' what happened following the announcement fiasco

In an already-infamous debacle, Beatty was given the wrong envelope, a duplicate of Emma Stone's 'La La Land' Best Actress one. He appeared confused and gave the envelope to Dunaway, who announced the film. The actual winner was 'Moonlight'

Representatives for the Academy did not comment on Beatty's statement Tuesday. Pictured: Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs

A source told Page Six that Beatty refused to do the rehearsal with Dunaway because it was going to be filmed, 'leaving Dunaway to do the entire rehearsal herself.'

The iconic duo allegedly squabbled over who was to announce the winner.

It was decided that Beatty would open the envelope, which he then gave to Faye Dunaway to announce. 

Dunaway has not commented publicly on the matter but was overheard at Vanity Fair's VIP Party saying: 'I really f****d that up.' 

Representatives for the academy didn't immediately comment on Beatty's statement Tuesday.

Since Sunday's broadcast, the academy has largely left the explaining to PricewaterhouseCooper, the accounting firm that has taken the blame for the fiasco.

 PwC, which is in charge of tabulating the winners, has said partner Brian Cullinan mistakenly handed them the wrong envelope.

Not like the movies: Report surfaced of potential feud between the co-presenters, whose 1967 gangster-romance film 'Bonnie and Clyde' debuted 50 years ago. Beatty allegedly refused to rehearse with Dunaway because it would be filmed, pair squabbled over who would announce

'La La Land' producer Jordan Horowitz, left, announced that the actual winner was 'Moonlight,' and invited that film's team on stage. A duplicate, unopened envelope for best actress was left at stage right. It was the envelope apparently given to Beatty by a PwC accountant

The film academy didn't release a statement of its own until late Monday.

'We deeply regret the mistakes that were made during the presentation of the best picture category during last night's Oscar ceremony,' it read. 

'We apologize to the entire cast and crew of "La La Land" and "Moonlight" whose experience was profoundly altered by this error. 

'We salute the tremendous grace they displayed under the circumstances. To all involved - including our presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, the filmmakers, and our fans watching worldwide - we apologize.'

On Monday, the academy said it had spent Sunday night and the following day 'investigating the circumstances' and 'will determine what actions are appropriate going forward.'

Others were coming to Beatty's defense, including his older sister, Shirley MacLaine.

'They have to get their act together,' MacLaine said.'

'I thought it was just really, really terrible. I couldn't imagine what he must have been feeling. I'm still basically processing it because it was in front of so many people.'

The Academy said in a Monday night statement: 'We salute the tremendous grace they displayed under the circumstances. To all involved - including our presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, the filmmakers, and our fans watching worldwide - we apologize'

Accountants Martha Ruiz and Brian Cullinan were in charge of overseeing Oscars results - and now PwC says he is to blame for getting the envelope wrong, and that they both failed to quickly enough follow protocols to correct the error

Neither PwC or the academy has commented on whether Cullinan's use of social media was a factor in the error. 

The PwC partner tweeted a behind-the-scenes photo of best-actress winner Emma Stone moments before the best picture announcement. The tweet was later deleted.

As per protocol, Cullinan and PwC colleague Martha Ruiz toted briefcases to the awards via the red carpet, each holding an identical set of envelopes for the show's 24 categories. 

During the telecast, the accountants were stationed in the Dolby Theatre wings, one stage left and one stage right, to give presenters their category's envelope before they went on stage.

Most presenters entered stage right, where Cullinan was posted and where

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