Oscars Memoriam Reel Showed Living Woman

Man, they had a bad night. Variety reports:

Leading Australian producer, Jan Chapman was “devastated” by another mistake in the Oscars telecast. In addition to the best picture gaffe, during the show’s In Memoriam segment, a photo of a living woman was mistakenly used. Janet Patterson, an Australian costume designer and four-time Oscar nominee (“The Piano,” “Portrait of a Lady,” “Oscar and Lucinda” and “Bright Star”) passed away in October 2015. Her name and occupation were correct in the montage, but the photo used was of Jan Chapman, a still-living Australian film producer.

“I was devastated by the use of my image in place of my great friend and long-time collaborator Janet Patterson. I had urged her agency to check any photograph which might be used and understand that they were told that the Academy had it covered. Janet was a great beauty and four-time Oscar nominee and it is very disappointing that the error was not picked up,” Chapman told Variety by email. “I am alive and well and an active producer.”