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The Other Oscars Flub: 'In Memoriam' Segment Shows Picture of Living Person

And it's a good reminder to us all.

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During last night's 2017 “In Memoriam” portion, the Academy recognized -- or attempted to recognize -- Australian costume and production designer Janet Patterson. Sure, they got the spelling of her name right, but not her picture. During the tribute, an image was displayed of Jan Chapman, who is very much alive.

ABC via Variety

The big lesson here: get your facts straight and then check them again.

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“I was devastated by the use of my image in place of my great friend and long-time collaborator Janet Patterson,” Chapman told Variety. “I am alive and well and an active producer.”

Patterson is a four-time nominee and is best known for her work in the films The Piano, Portrait of a Lady, Oscar and Lucinda and Bright Star. She passed away in October 2015.

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