The 89th Academy Awards

PwC celebrates its 83rd year leading the Oscars balloting process on behalf of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

00 days until our pre-Oscars Huffington Post red carpet event!

Putting purpose on the red carpet

PwC is teaming up with Huffington Post to put a different spin on the red carpet on Oscar night—one that asks not, “what you are wearing?” but, “what is your purpose?”

The event will stream live here on Feb. 26th from 4:00 - 4:30pm PT / 7:00 - 7:30pm ET

Putting purpose on the red carpet


 Journey to the Oscars




Our balloting leaders

Portrait of Martha L. Ruiz with Oscars background

Martha L. Ruiz

Martha joined Brian as the Oscars balloting co-leader in 2015. She is the first Latina and second woman to serve as a PwC Oscars tabulator. A PwC veteran of 19 years, Ruiz specializes in providing tax compliance and advisory services to a variety of entertainment clients throughout Southern California. She has also spent more than 10 years working behind the scenes as part of the Oscars balloting team. 


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Portrait of Brian Cullinan with Oscars background

Brian Cullinan

Brian, PwC partner and Matt Damon lookalike, is the lead partner for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, including the annual balloting for the Academy Awards. He has been a part of the leadership balloting team since 2014. In addition to his role on the Oscars, Brian serves as PwC’s US Board Chairman and is a member of the firm's Global Board. He is also the managing partner for PwC’s Southern California practice. Brian has more than 30 years experience providing technical accounting, auditing and business advisory services to some of PwC's largest and most complex multinational clients. 


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Behind the scenes with Martha Ruiz and Brian Cullinan

Brian and Martha talk about PwC's long-standing relationship with the Academy Awards and what happens before the presenters say: "And the Oscar goes to.."


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