The Award for… Oops! 

The award for… Oops! 

Wow I haven’t watched the Academy Awards showfor years. But I did last night! Surprise ending. 

Last time I watched it, it was still a job for me. I was language advisor for the translation team at CNBC-E in Istanbul for the awards show. 6 or 7 translators and subtitle techs worked 12 hours nonstop overnight to get the show subtitled and on air. 

Last time I did it, we were finishing off the last tape when the show was being aired. We finished like 10 minutes before the tape being aired was going to run out. 

I would have loved, in a morbid fashion, to see the backstage reaction in the control room. Must have been just frantic. Whew, I have a few stories to tell. But those will be later. 

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/feb/27/anatomy-of-an-oscars-fiasco-how-la-la-land-was-mistakenly-announced-as-best-picture

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