Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz, the two accountants who confused the main envelopes with awards at this year’s Oscars, received bodyguards after reports that they had received death threats on social media.
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) said security was tightened at the residences of Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz after the mistake.
According to TMZ, the couple feared for their lives.
The mistake was seen briefly La La Land listed as the best photo instead Moonlight.
On March 1, it became clear that Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz would not be hired to do the Oscars again.
However, TMZ announced that they will not lose their accounting jobs.
PwC spokeswoman Carrie Bodenheimer said Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz had received protection after their home addresses and photos of their families were published in the media.
On February 26, the team back La La Land the speech had to be interrupted in the middle of the reception before the real winner could be revealed.
It has been described as the biggest mistake in the 89-year history of the Oscars.
Brian Cullinan wrongly handed the wrong envelope to the two presenters, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway.
They received a spare envelope for Best Actress in a Leading Role – instead of the envelope that contained the winner’s name for Best Picture.
PwC counts the votes and organizes the envelopes. He apologized for the confusion.
On March 1, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs said the relationship with PwC was already under review.
Brian Cullinan tweeted a picture of the winner of Best Actress Emma Stone minutes before handing over the wrong envelope to the hosts, and Cheryl Boone Isaacs blamed the “distraction” for the mistake.