Whoops! Did the Academy reveal who the Oscar winners are?

By Tribute on February 5, 2020 | 4 Comments

The Academy official Twitter

With only a few days left before the 92nd Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences may have just spoiled the show’s winners.

The gaffe came as a result of The Academy showcasing a new tool for fans to tweet out their own predictions during the show. In a tweet that was quickly deleted from their official Twitter account, a list of winners was pictured in the image as their own prediction (see above).

Many took the tweet for face value, believing the Academy accidentally revealed the list of winners ahead of Sunday’s show, and the the tweet’s subsequent deletion only added fuel to the fire. Most of the winners listed lined up with most expert predictions for the awards show, further cementing the belief of the gaffe.

However, the Academy’s official Twitter account quickly responded to the growing confusion looking to clarify the situation.

In their statement, the Academy clarified that the list of predictions came from a fan submission that was accidentally/erroneously posted via their account with the issue now resolved. Whether that holds up or not will be revealed this Sunday night.

The mistake calls to the mind the infamous mistake by Warren Beaty and Faye Dunaway during the 89th Academy Awards when they prematurely announced La La Land as the winner for Best Picture, when it was in fact Moonlight.

You can check out our own Oscar predictions here and see how they line up with the gaffe. What are your picks for the Oscars? Comment below!

Comments & Discussion

  1. Amanda • February 6, 2020 @ 9:47 AM

    I hope it’s true! It would be so cool if Parasite won both Best Picture and Best Foreign Picture.

  2. Helen C. • February 6, 2020 @ 10:52 AM

    While Parasite is an extraordinary film, I don’t believe Foreign Films should be included in the Best Picture Category. It makes about as much sense as letting North American films be included in Foreign Films.

  3. RL • February 6, 2020 @ 11:34 AM

    Replying to Helen C.
    I agree with you, but since this is just a subjective award given by a club of rich old movie mongrels, the validity of anything they award is less than the subjective validity each one of us (audience) give to our favorite films,so, in other words, they can do whatever they want with their make-believe awards – I mean, they’re paying for them!

  4. Oscars Awards • February 8, 2020 @ 5:50 AM

    The Academy Awards, also officially and popularly known as the Oscars Awards, are awards for artistic and technical merit in the film industry. February 9, 2020

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