Ridiculous Secret About Oscar Awards that only Two Living People Know


The result of the academy award,the Oscar winners have never, ever leaked out before the actual ceremony in 83 years.

the Academy Awards ceremony is one the most-viewed television events every year, and each year bookies all over the world take huge bets on the winners — even Vegas is considering getting in on the action on an official, legal basis . That’s how good the security is on this thing. That’s all thanks to Pricewaterhouse Coopers accountants, who handle all of the ballots on behalf of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Accountants apparently being the only people who can count in Hollywood.

Who Knows?

Brad Oltmanns and Rick Rosas, accountants at PricewaterhouseCoopers.


How It Is Kept Secret:

First of all, each ballot is counted and the results tabulated totally by hand. Each year, these two men know who will win in all 24 categories approximately 48 hours before the ceremony because they counted it their damn selves.

This means they got to say “Marisa Tomei? Really?” before anyone else in the world.

Each ballot also includes an electronic control number, so that if a ballot is lost or stolen, that control number is immediately stricken and a replacement sent out. Other than that, though, nothing is computerized; the main reason they’ve never been hacked is simply that there’s nothing to hack. The two accountants use good old pen and paper to sort through the ballots sent in by the members of the Academy, which are marked in pencil, pen or, in at least one case, crayon.
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Oh, and everything is counted in a windowless, secure room in a secret location. On the night of the Oscars, LAPD officers in tuxedos escort each man, via separate routes, to the ceremony. Each carries a suitcase containing half of the winning envelopes, presumably so that if one is hijacked or exploded by terrorists, at least they can go through with half the show and fill the rest of the air time with awkward comedy and dance numbers.

Even after they’re arrived at the theater, though, the accountants still aren’t allowed to let the envelopes out of their sight. They have to literally stand at the edge of the stage all night, without bathroom breaks, personally passing out said envelopes to the presenters. Also, they have to memorize all the results in case of slip-ups or Kanye-esque outbursts.

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