Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway return to present Best Picture at Oscars

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And Beatty/ Dunaway's return isn't the only presenter shake-up this year, with an old tradition - whoever won Best Actor the previous year presenting Best Actress - falling by the wayside after last year's male victor Casey Affleck declined to take part in the ceremony.

In January, the Academy unveiled a new set of guidelines to better prevent against a mix-up happening again.

"As they say, presenting is lovelier the second time around", Dunaway added.

Director Barry Jenkins told The Hollywood Reporter recently that he was "distraught" at the Oscars after party when he should have been on Cloud Nine. Kimmel gave the potential winners a word of caution Sunday night after having hosted the ceremony a year ago and needed to deal with the unexpected fiasco.

The other nominees for Best Picture this year included Call Me By Your Name, Darkest Hour, Dunkirk, Get Out, Lady Bird, Phantom Thread, The Post, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. The contents, he said, read "Emma Stone - La La Land", which explained his confused pause.

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Chances are very high Kimmel will mention it in his monologue, like how 2015 host Neil Patrick Harris mocked John Travolta's mangling of Idina Menzel's name into Adele Dazeem the year prior in his opener.

The "scandal" became known as "envelopegate", with accounting firm PricewaterHouseCoopers revealing that one of their partners handed the Hollywood legends the wrong envelope.

Kimmel hoped for a better result at this year's ceremony. Aside from Orson Welles for Citizen Kane, Beatty is the only person to have been nominated for acting in, directing, writing, and producing the same film, and he did so twice: first for Heaven Can Wait (with Buck Henry as co-director), and again with Reds.

After last year's catastrophe surrounding the Oscar winners' envelopes, a crack team was put in charge of last night's cards.

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