Oscars apologize for Amy Adams, Tom Hanks website flub

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Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Oscars apologize for Amy Adams, Tom Hanks website flub

Amy Adams and Tom Hanks weren’t nominated for Oscars Tuesday morning — but the awards show’s official website led people to believe otherwise when they mistakenly posted a nominees list that included the two actors in the Best Actor and Best Actress categories.

The live-stream announcement said Ruth Negga was nominated in the Best Actress category for her performance in Loving, but, according to screengrabs, the website replaced her name with Adams, who starred in Best Picture nominee Arrival. The website also added Hanks to the Best Actor category for his role in Sully. Both Adams and Hanks have since been removed from the official list.

ABC Digital soon released a statement apologizing and taking responsibility for the error: “This morning, in an attempt to release breaking news as announced, ABC Digital briefly posted inaccurate nomination information on the Oscar.com website. The nominees announced by the Academy on Twitter were accurate. ABC quickly identified and corrected the errors. We apologize to the Academy, press and fans for any confusion.”

Adams and Hanks have their fair share of experience at the Oscars, though, as both are five-time nominees: Adams has received nods for American Hustle, The Master, The Fighter, Doubt, and Junebug, while Hanks has been recognized for Cast Away, Saving Private Ryan, and Big. He has two statues to his name, for Forrest Gump and Philadelphia.

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