Thursday 14 December 2017

Ruth Negga's Oscar nomination was given to Amy Adams first on official awards website

Ruth Negga arrives at the Golden Globes in Beverly Hills, California. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Ruth Negga arrives at the Golden Globes in Beverly Hills, California. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

Irish actress Ruth Negga did us proud earlier as she landed a much coveted Oscar nomination for Best Actress.

The rising Limerick native star secured her first Academy Award nomination for Best Performance in a Leading Role for her role in Loving, set in 1960s Virginia.

However, in one of two embarrassing errors, the official Oscars website did not appear to mention the hotly tipped leading lady at all.

Amy Adams - who was essentially snubbed for her efforts in 'Arrival' - was actually named in the listing of Best Actress instead of Ms Negga.

The second gaffe mentioned Tom Hanks as Best Actor, when he too didn't appear on the original list.

ABC Digital has reportedly taken responsibility for the mistake, apologising for any ‘confusion’ caused.

“This morning, in an attempt to release breaking news as announced, ABC Digital briefly posted inaccurate nomination information on the Oscar.com website,” the company 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.”

Ms Adams was considered after landing nominations at the Baftas and the Golden Globes but may have seen her support eroded by also being in contention for “Nocturnal Animals.”

Ms Negga said she was "truly humbled" by the nomination: "I thank the Academy for this recognition, which I share with my co-collaborators Jeff Nichols and Joel Edgerton."

"It has been such an honour to have been given the opportunity to tell the incredible story of Richard and Mildred Loving, who serve as an inspiration that ordinary people can do extraordinary things. The Loving's fought quietly yet tirelessly, and changed the course of American legal history.

"Today, to be among such extraordinary women - my fellow nominees, my peers with films this year, and the legendary performers whose work of years past has long inspired me...this means a great deal to me."

Supporting Actor
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Lucas Hedges, Manchester By The Sea
Dev Patel, Lion
Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals

Lead Actor
Casey Affleck, Manchester By The Sea
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington, Fences

Cinematography
Arrival
La La Land
Lion
Moonlight
Silence

Animated Feature Film
Kubo and the Two Strings
Moana
My Life as a Zucchini
The Red Turtle
Zootopia

Costume Design
Allied
Fantastic Beasts
Florence Foster Jenkins  
Jackie  
La La Land

Documentary (feature)
Fire at Sea
I Am Not Your Negro
Life, Animated
OJ: Made in America
13th

Documentary (short subject)
Extremis
4.1 Miles
Joe's Violin
Watani: My Homeland
The White Helmets

Film Editing
Arrival
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
La La Land
Moonlight

Foreign Language Film
Land of Mine
A Man Called Ove
The Salesman
Tanna
Toni Erdmann

Makeup and Hair Styling
A Man Called Ove
Star Trek Beyond
Suicide Squad

Original Song
Audition (The Fools Who Dream), La La Land
Can't Stop the Feeling, Trolls
City of Stars, La La Land
The Empty Chair, Jim: The James Foley Story
How Far I'll Go, Moana

Original Score
Jackie
La La Land
Lion
Moonlight
Passengers

Production Design
Arrival
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Hail, Caesar!
La La Land
Passengers

Adapted Screenplay
Arrival
Fences
Hidden Figures
Lion
Moonlight

Original Screenplay
Hell or High Water,
Taylor Sheridan
La La Land,
Damien Chazelle
The Lobster, Y
orgos Lanthimos, Epthimis Filippou
Manchester By the Sea,
Kenneth Lonergan 20th Century Women, Mike Mills

Sound Mixing
Arrival
Hacksaw Ridge
LaLa Land
Rogue One
13 Hours

Best Actress
Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Ruth Negga, Loving
Natalie Portman, Jackie
Emma Stone, La La Land
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis, Fences
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester By The Sea

Best Director
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Denis Villeneuve, Arrival
Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester By The Sea
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

Best Picture
Arrival
Fences
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
La La Land
Lion
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight
Hidden Figures

 

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