The student news site of Rye High School in Rye, New York

The Garnet Mine

In Memoriam

The Oscars make another frightening mistake

Miles Goldman, Editor

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






This past Sunday, the Oscars endured much controversy after the whole Best Picture mixup. But one huge mishap that seemed to fly under the radar was when producer Jan Chapman’s picture was included in the In Memoriam slideshow, although she is actually alive and well. Her dear friend and colleague Janet Patterson passed and while Patterson’s name was included, Chapman’s picture was displayed on screen.

Patterson was a four-time Oscar-nominated costume designer who died on October 21, and worked with Chapman on the 1993 film The Piano. Chapman initially stated in regards to the mistake, “I was devastated by the use of my image in place of my great friend and long-time collaborator Janet Patterson.”

Days after the debacle, the organization behind the Awards Show apologized to the Patterson family. The Academy stated, “We sincerely apologize to producer Jan Chapman, whose photo was mistakenly used in the Oscars In Memoriam tribute for her colleague and dear friend, the late Janet Patterson.” Soon, they updated the In Memoriam slideshow on their website.

Junior Will Tepedino stated, “I was stunned to find out the news. The Oscars really messed up this year.”

Additionally Junior Jimmy Cronin exclaimed, “While I watching the show live I did not realize the mess up, but once I read about it later on, I was extremely surprised to see how they could mess up something that bad.”

Image result for in memoriam janet patterson

This is the updated photo found on www.oscar.go.com

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • In Memoriam

    Opinion

    Picking Cotton

  • In Memoriam

    Showcase

    Another Year Without a Perfect Bracket

  • In Memoriam

    Community

    RHS Drug and Alcohol Assembly Via Skype

  • In Memoriam

    Showcase

    Chrissy Nisi SOTD 3/27/17

  • In Memoriam

    Showcase

    Catherine Bird-SoTD 3/24

  • In Memoriam

    Girls Golf

    Varsity Girl’s Golf

  • In Memoriam

    Showcase

    10 Best Concerts Coming to New York

  • In Memoriam

    Showcase

    Why the Giants Should Look For A Successor To Eli Manning Sooner Than Later

  • In Memoriam

    News

    Interview With Ms. DeMartini

  • In Memoriam

    Opinion

    Tim Tebow Playing Baseball is a Joke

The student news site of Rye High School in Rye, New York
In Memoriam