The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) may have accidentally revealed that Into the Woods will win in the Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy category during Sunday’s Golden Globes ceremony.
According to Deadline, the poster from the 2014 winner in that category, American Hustle, appeared on the HFPA’s website, but the text said it was Into the Woods. The same thing occurred for the Best Motion Picture, Drama, which showed the poster from 12 Years a Slave, but the text said it was for Selma.
— Robert Kessler (@robertkessler) January 9, 2015
The text has been fixed, and a spokesperson for Bluefin Media said the tech company made a mistake when it published that Selma and Into the Woods were winners.
“While testing the official website of the Golden Globe Awards for Sunday’s ceremony, Bluefin inadvertently took the test live. We randomly selected two film titles with no knowledge of the category winners. We are solely responsible for the error.”
Deadline reports that the only people who know the actual winners are those who work for Ernst & Young, and they aren’t supposed to reveal anything until the night of the ceremony.
A mistake like this has happened before, according to Variety. Back in 2009, the HFPA’s site posted that Anne Hathaway would win in the Best Actress category for her performance in Rachel Getting Married. When the ceremony officially took place, it ended up being Kate Winslet who won for her role in The Reader.
Into the Woods is competing against Birdman, The Grand Budapest Hotel, St. Vincent, and Pride for the top spot in the Musical or Comedy category. In addition, Meryl Streep and Emily Blunt have both been respectively nominated in the Best Supporting Actress and Best Actress categories for their performances in the film.
On its official Twitter page, Google Play revealed that if the Golden Globes were based on Google searches, Into the Woods would dominate the category.
— Google Play (@GooglePlay) January 10, 2015
In a related report from the Inquisitr, Into the Woods was the second highest-grossing film over the January 2-4 weekend, bringing in $19.1 million. Since its release on Christmas Day, the Rob Marshall-directed musical has pulled in $91 million domestically.
Do you think Into the Woods could actually win Best Picture at the Golden Globes?
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