BAFTAs 2017

The award for the most awkward 2017 Oscars moment goes to Amy Adams

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  • And the Oscars haven’t even happened yet…

    The 2017 Oscar nominations were revealed just yesterday, and as per usual there was more focus on those who had been snubbed than those who had been honoured.

    This year’s Academy Award snubs included Hugh Grant, Martin Scorsese, Clint Eastwood and Denzel Washington, with The Birth of a Nation and Deadpool coming out unmentioned.

    The person who got it worst of all, however, was Amy Adams.

    With five previous Oscar nominations (but no wins as of yet), Amy seemed a safe (and deserving) bet, delivering two critically acclaimed performances this year in sci-fi drama, Arrival, and Tom Ford’s neo-noir thriller, Nocturnal Animals.

    Not only did Amy receive a shocking zero nominations, she also had her Oscar snub brought to everyone’s attention in the most awkward way.

    To add insult to injury, the Academy made a mistake, accidentally listing her name among the best actress nominees on the Oscars website, instead of Loving actress Ruth Negga, having to publicly announce the mistake and remove Amy Adams from the list.

    Amy Adams

    Tom Hanks, who was also robbed of a 2017 Oscar nomination was also listed as a best actor nominee by accident and had to have his name taken down after.

    These blunders have led some people to believe that the awards are fixed, with twitter users taking to social media to voice their theories. Most people, however, are just putting it down to a mistake.

    ABC Digital has claimed full responsibility for the blunder, going on to apologise for any confusion caused with a statement.

    ‘This morning, in an attempt to release breaking news as announced, ABC Digital briefly posted inaccurate nomination information on the website.’

    Damien Chazelle’s musical La La Land unsurprisingly came out on top, matching the all-time record for the most Oscar nominations for a single film, receiving a whopping 14 nods, including Best Actor, Actress, Director and Picture.

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