Amy Adams, Tom Hanks NOT Nominated For Oscars, Despite Academy Awards Mistake
As Gossip Cop reported, the Oscar nominations were announced via a live stream featuring pre-taped messages from past winners. Notably, Adams and Hanks were both snubbed. She was previously seen as a shoo-in for Best Actress with her stunning performance in Arrival, while Hanks’ lead role in the biopic Sully had him as a contender for Best Actor.
Alas, neither scored a nomination. The problem, however, is that is not what the Oscars’ site originally said. In listing the nominees for Best Actress, Adams was included. Omitted was actual nominee Ruth Negga, who stars in Loving.
Similarly, Hanks was named among the Best Actor nominees, along with the other male stars who were actually nominated. As screengrabs circulated on Twitter, fans understandably became confused by the contradiction between the website and the live stream announcement. As it turns out, though, the listings on the site were incorrect.
Both sections have been updated to accurately reflect the real nominations, with Adams and Hanks’ names now removed and Negga’s added. Interestingly, Adams and Hanks both have five previous Oscar nods. The actor has won twice, for Philadelphia and Forrest Gump in 1993 and 1994, respectively. Gossip Cop has reached out to The Academy for a comment on the screw-up.
UPDATE: ABC says in a statement, “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.”