A lot of famous people died in 2016 — producer Jan Chapman wasn't one of them.
The Oscars on Sunday accidentally put a picture of the Australian producer instead of designer Janet Patterson during its In Memoriam portion of the show.
Patterson, who designed looks for films including Far From the Madding Crowd and The Piano, died in October 2016.
Chapman, a producer who is still alive, worked with Patterson on films such as The Piano and Bright Star.
Chapman confirmed the mistake, and her vitality, to Variety Monday morning.
“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," she told 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.”
Twitter was extremely quick to notice the mistake.
The Academy has not yet responded on social media. Immediate requests for comment were not returned.Topics: Entertainment, Movies, jan-chapman, janet-patterson, The Oscars, oscars 2017