Golden Globe Leak?

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As if Hollywood hasn’t had enough leaks of late.

For a short time on Friday night, the official website of Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards posted what appeared to be this year’s winners in two top Globes categories, setting off some momentary excitement in the industry trade press.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which runs the annual awards, referred all inquiries to its site administrator, Bluefin.

“While testing the official website of the Golden Globe Awards for Sunday’s ceremony, Bluefin inadvertently took the test live,” said a company statement. “We randomly selected two film titles with no knowledge of the category winners. We are solely responsible for the error.”

One of the screen-grabs from the GoldenGlobes/HFPA website with a possible leak of winners during live test?

One of the screen-grabs from the GoldenGlobes/HFPA website with a possible leak of winners during live test?

The leak caused tweets to go wild, as well as, the Vegas betting pool.

Bluefin contends that the artists who won were selected at random for the point of the test.

So we will have to see Sunday night if that truly is the case or did they release real information prematurely?

Lou Ceffer

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