Did the Golden Globes Just Reveal Their Best Picture Winners?

Did the Golden Globes Just Reveal

Did the Golden Globes website accidentally announce Sunday’s best picture winners?

On Friday, the HFPA’s official website mistakenly displayed for a short time “Selma” and “Into The Woods” as the two top winners for the 72nd annual Golden Globes, which are set for Sunday night.

Tech company BlueFin took the blame for the error, asserting that it had been merely conducting “random” testing on the site, which for a short time on Friday had listed “Selma” as winner of best motion picture, drama, and “Into the Woods” as best motion picture, musical or comedy.

Images of last year’s winners, “12 Years a Slave” and “American Hustle,” appeared on the site with captions for “Selma” and “Into the Woods” before those were quickly taken down.

“While testing the official website of the Golden Globe Awards for Sunday’s ceremony, Bluefin inadvertently took the test live,” a representative for the tech company told Variety. “We randomly selected two film titles with no knowledge of the category winners. We are solely responsible for the error.”

It’s not the first time a Golden Globes winner was falsely “revealed” prior to the ceremony. In 2009, Anne Hathaway’s name appeared on the HFPA site as the lead actress winner for “Rachel Getting Married.” But Kate Winslet, not Hathaway, eventually won the honor.

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  1. Bill B. says:

    I doubt this was a real leak as Into the Woods is not going to win. Selma could pull off a surprise though. Much like In the Heat of the Night many years ago, it is hitting the screens at just the right time with what is going on in the world. Boyhood is by far the best picture of the year, but it may be too unconventional for the Globes or the the Oscars as they both just love to avoid the new, daring or creative and remain stuck in the world of conventional middle of the road films. Not that all of those are bad.

  2. Dex says:

    This “glitch” (ahem) reveals nothing other than the two best picture nominees that will go home empty-handed.

  3. filmsharks says:

    Golden Globes has way too many categories. Makes no sense dividing best picture into two separate awards.

  4. steve barr says:

    I hope Selma does win . Any film is better than Boyhood otherwise known as 12 Years A Bore .

  5. David says:

    if those 2 are the winners then that’s a shock. I doubt it

  6. guest says:

    With all the leaks this year I wouldn’t doubt it!

  7. russellwilde says:

    Those aren’t “Images of those two movies” those are images of last years winners.

  8. Loo says:

    I feel like this has happened before, not necessarily with the Globes but other shows. It’s usually just a tech fluke.

  9. Sheyla says:

    So if last year they did well then this year could be right too.

  10. no, the same thing happened with Anne Hathaway’s name in 2008

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