The Oscars accidentally named Amy Adams instead of Ruth Negga for best

first_img By Sean Murray The Oscars accidentally named Amy Adams instead of Ruth Negga for best actress Tom Hanks was also wrongly listed as a nominee for best actor on the Oscars website yesterday. Irish actress Ruth Negga 15 Comments Source: Joey/Twitter ABC Digital held its hands up for making the error, and issued a statement of apology, after rectifying the mistake.They said: “This morning, in an attempt to release breaking news as announced, ABC Digital briefly posted inaccurate nomination information on the website.“The nominees announced by the Academy on Twitter were accurate. ABC quickly identified and corrected the errors. We apologise to the Academy, press and fans for any confusion.”Despite this hiccup, the family of Ruth Negga in Limerick were in celebratory mood following her nomination yesterday.Her uncle Ger Malone said: “We’re all delighted for her. There is pride in all the family here in Dooradoyle, and we’ll probably have a glass of something to celebrate.We’re all absolutely so proud of her. WhatsApp is whopping away now in the family group, from as far away as Australia; she’s a cousin in Australia, she’s cousins in Canada, and she’s obviously cousins here at home.Along with Negga’s nomination, there’ll be plenty of Irish interest at this year’s Oscars.Irish-made film The Lobster, filmed in areas such as west Dublin and Kerry, has got a nod for best screenplay.Ed Guiney from Element Pictures, which produced the film, spoke of his delight at the news.Guiney told Ray D’Arcy on RTÉ Radio One: “One of the things that stands out about the movie is the script. To get an Oscar nomination one year is outstanding, to get it two times in a row is mind-boggling.”Irish costume designer Consolata Boyle, who has been nominated before for The Queen, is up for another award this year for her work on 1940s film Florence Foster Jenkins.Read: Ruth Negga: ‘Race was this subject that no one wanted to talk about’Read: ‘The Whatsapp is whopping away’ – Ruth Negga’s Limerick family on Oscar nomination Wednesday 25 Jan 2017, 8:40 AM 28,118 Views Irish actress Ruth Negga Image: Richard Shotwell AP/Press Association Images Jan 25th 2017, 8:40 AM Short URL Share60 Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article THERE WAS SOME confusion yesterday regarding the nominees for best actress at this year’s Oscars award ceremony, with its official website omitting Irish actress Ruth Negga and including Amy Adams instead.Despite being included in the list of nominees at the official announcement, the official Oscars website listed Amy Adams for the film Arrival, instead of Negga for her role in Loving.That wasn’t the only major error included on the website, with Tom Hanks also listed in the best actor category even though he hadn’t actually been nominated. That’s weird. Ruth Negga got announced as #Oscars2017 nominee but their own website says otherwise. Looks like Adams got bumped last minute.— Joey (@joeyocaomhanach) January 24, 2017 Image: Richard Shotwell AP/Press Association Imageslast_img read more