Earlier today, while covering this year’s Oscar nominations, we remarked on the absence of Arrival lead Amy Adams in the Best Actress category. And it seems that our wishful thinking extended to someone at ABC Digital—which coordinated posting the nominations on the Oscars’ site—because Adams was briefly and incorrectly listed as a nominee. Entertainment Weekly caught wind of the error via Twitter (of course), where one industry insider account posted screenshots of Adams’ inclusion.
EW notes that Adam was later replaced with actual 2017 Best Actress nominee Ruth Negga (for Loving). That wasn’t the only gaffe in the list of nominees—Tom Hanks was also incorrectly listed as a Best Actor contender for Sully. In a statement, ABC Digital took full 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.