January 9, 2009

Early Globes ‘winner’ was a mistake

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association says a Golden Globe nominee was accidentally marked as a winner on its Web site days before the Globes presentation.

In the process of preparing for Sunday's Golden Globe Awards, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Web team inadvertently marked a nominee as a winner, the HFPA said in a statement on its Web site Thursday. The mistake was immediately corrected.

The organizers of the Globes did not specify who the posting mentioned, but media reports said Anne Hathaway was indicated as the winner in the lead actress in a drama film category for her work in Rachel Getting Married.

Hathaway shared the Critics' Choice award for lead actress in a film Thursday night with Doubt star Meryl Streep.

The winners of the 66th annual Golden Globe Awards are to be announced Sunday at The Beverly Hilton with a live telecast airing on NBC.