Did the Golden Globes Just Announce 'Selma' as Best Picture Winner by Accident?
"I've made a huge mistake." That's probably what a staffer is saying after the Golden Globes' website announced Selma as Best Picture winner... two days before the ceremony. On Friday afternoon, the site showed the Martin Luther King Jr. film among 2014 winners like Leonardo DiCaprio for Wolf of Wall Street and Frozen's animated feature film award. The image was an oddly-cropped version of Selma's poster, but it clearly stated "Best Motion Picture, Drama" below. A few minutes later, it was changed to a 12 Years a Slave poster (which won the category in 2014) but still kept Selma as the winner below the picture. At the time of publishing, that combination of the two films is still up on the Globes' site.
Selma is up against Boyhood, Foxcatcher, The Imitation Game, and The Theory of Everything in the Best Motion Picture, Drama category this year, as well as Best Director (Ava Duvernay), Best Actor (David Oyelowo), and Best Original Song (John Legend and Common's "Glory"). Although this would be a huge triumph for the film considering it has been snubbed by many award shows, don't celebrate yet — this could just be an error on the site. Either way, we have a lot to look forward to at the Globes from co-hosts with the most Tina Fey and Amy Poehler when the show airs live on Sunday, Jan. 11 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
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