It wasn’t a great night for the Academy Awards.
In addition to a blunder that led to the announcement of La La Land winning the Oscar for best picture (the real award went to Moonlight), a photo of a living producer was shown during the show’s “In Memoriam” segment.
Janet Patterson, a four-time Oscar nominated costume designer, died back in October at the age of 60. But when Patterson’s name was announced, the photo shown during the montage was of Jan Chapman, one of Australia’s most well-known producers who worked with Patterson on the 1993 film The Piano.
“I was devastated by the use of my image in place of my great friend and long-time collaborator Janet Patterson,” Chapman said in an email to Variety. "Janet was a great beauty and four-time Oscar nominee and it is very disappointing that the error was not picked up.”
“I am alive and well and an active producer,” Chapman wrote.
The Academy did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The “In Memoriam” segment also garnered some controversy for several high-profile omittances, including comedian Garry Shandling, Brady Bunch star Florence Henderson and Everybody Loves Raymond actress Doris Roberts. Though they all are more well known for their television work, all three appeared in many motion pictures over the years.
The segment also left out The Man From U.N.C.L.E. star Robert Vaughn, who received an Oscar nomination for best supporting actor for his role in The Young Philadelphians. Also excluded was Philly-born character actor Jon Polito, probably best known for his roles in several Cohen brothers films, including The Big Lebowski.
Titanic and Twister star Bill Paxton, who died after complications due to surgery on Saturday, also wasn’t part of the montage, though presenter Jennifer Aniston mentioned the actor during her introduction to the segment.