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Anne Hathaway wins Golden Globe for speculation

January 9, 2009

USA/(Writing and reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis) 

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association had to explain itself when the Web site for the association’s Golden Globe Awards briefly indicated that “Rachel Getting Married” star Anne Hathaway had won a best actress award.
The mix-up happened on Thursday, when a star appeared on the site next to Hathaway’s name under a list of actresses nominated for best performance in a drama movie. But not so fast – the awards show does not happen until Sunday. Ooops! 
CRITICSCHOICE/“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,” a statement at says. “The mistake was immediately corrected.”  
The other nominees are Angelina Jolie for “Changeling,” Meryl Streep for “Doubt,” Kristin Scott Thomas for “I’ve Loved You So Long” and Kate Winslet for “Revolutionary Road.”
Hathaway, 26, became a major star with the 2001 movie “The Princess Diaries,” a Disney movie aimed at young girls. She has matured in roles since then and she plays a drug addict with haunting past in “Rachel Getting Married.”
On Thursday night, Hathaway and Streep shared their combined best actress win at the Critics’ Choice Awards. And the slip-up does make one wonder whether the HFPA tipped its voters’ hand, or if the other Golden Globe nominees have a chance. Thoughts?


I wonder if Anne Hathaway will really win the said award… and will the other nominees demand a recount, or graciously concede?


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