The winners of the Golden Globes are supposed to be known only to staff at Ernst & Young, and they aren’t supposed to deliver the envelopes to the Hollywood Foreign Press until Sunday night’s broadcast. Every year the Awards takes a brief moment to shine the spotlight on two accountants clutching briefcases; it’s generally a sight that has no real meaning (other than to make accountants watching at home dream that one day they too could be rubbing shoulders with movie stars.) It appears now, though, that someone else might know the winners. Spoiler Alert! The Golden Globes website inadvertently posted the winners of the two Best Picture categories. Maybe.
On Friday it appeared that Selma and Into the Woods might scoop the top prizes after the titles appeared–briefly–in the Best Picture section of the website (in drama and musical/comedy respectively). The official word from the Hollywood Foreign Press is that the ‘leak’ wasn’t a leak at all, but a test by the company that runs the website. “While testing the official website of the Golden Globe Awards for Sunday’s ceremony, Bluefin inadvertently took the test live,” a spokesperson for the tech company told Deadline. “We randomly selected two film titles with no knowledge of the category winners. We are solely responsible for the error.”