Like it or not, the Oscars Best Picture snafu isn't going away any time soon - and, if anything, it only appears to be getting worse.

Pricewaterhousecoopers, the accountancy firm charged with handling the envelopes and voting system for the annual award ceremony, confirmed to media that the two accountants at the centre of the controversy - Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz - are now under bodyguard protection, following death threats received via social media.

As well as this, images were shared online of their children and homes by various media outlets, all of which has contributed to PwC stationing security with their staff at all times. Despite the mistake being dubbed as one of the biggest on-screen disasters in Oscars history, neither Brian Cullinan or Martha Ruiz will lose their jobs at PwC - however both have been informed that they will no longer be working at the Oscars from now on.

Cullinan was photographed tweeting a picture of Emma Stone moments after she won her first Academy Award for Best Actress, which ultimately distracted him from his duties and caused the mix-up with envelopes.