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ABC apologises for Oscar nominations glitch which saw them name Amy Adams and Tom Hanks in error

ABC apologises for Oscar nominations glitch which saw them name Amy Adams and Tom Hanks in error

Amy Adams and Tom Hanks are not Oscar nominees this year, but for a brief moment both were listed on the official Oscars website as having scored lead acting nominations.

ABC Digital, which posted the nominations to Oscars.com, issued an apology for the errors, which were quickly identified and removed from the site.

Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks (Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA)

Screengrabs of the phantom nominations spread quickly on social media, however.

Hanks was listed as a best acting nominee for Sully while Adams was posted alongside the lead actresses contenders for Arrival, leading to mix-ups by various news outlets.

ABC apologised to “the Academy, press and fans for any confusion”.

The ABC statement also said the nominees announced by the Academy on Twitter were accurate.

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