ABC Digital has issued an apology for mistakenly listing Amy Adams, Annette Bening and Tom Hanks briefly on the Oscar.com site as Oscar nominees following Tuesday morning’s Academy Awards announcement.
“This morning, in an attempt to release breaking news as announced, ABC Digital briefly posted inaccurate nomination information on the Oscar.com website,” ABC said in a statement. “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 was inadvertently named one of the nominees for best actress for her work as linguist Louise Banks in Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi film “Arrival.” It would have been her sixth Oscar nomination.
Adams was thought to be a shoo-in, but may have seen her support eroded by also being in contention for “Nocturnal Animals.” The actual nominees were Isabelle Huppert for “Elle,” Ruth Negga for “Loving,” Natalie Portman for “Jackie,” Emma Stone for “La La Land,” and Meryl Streep for “Florence Foster Jenkins.”