ABC apologizes for wrongly posting Hanks, Adams Oscar noms

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Posted: Jan 24, 2017 1:36 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amy Adams and Tom Hanks are not Oscar nominees this year, but for a moment Tuesday morning 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.

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 for "Arrival," leading to mix-ups by various news outlets, including The Associated Press.

ABC apologized to "the Academy, press and fans for any confusion."

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

Representatives for Hanks and Adams did not immediately respond to requests for comment.