Earlier this week I wrote about an Oscars.org glitch that revealed a page announcing the ‘Djanco Unchained’ costume designer received an Oscar nomination. The news made international headlines after Vanity Fair published screen shots of the page that announced the nominee one week early.
“This is the third Academy Award nomination for Sharon Davis,” read the page on Oscar.org that featured images the costumes she created for ‘Django Unchained.’
But in the end it turned out Davis did not receive a nomination.
The worst part is Vanity Fair actually contacted Davis when they saw the page to get a statement.
“Oh my gosh! I haven’t even lost weight!” Davis told Vanity fair when the reporter delivered the news. “I never thought about an Oscar in my life. When they called me for Ray, I thought it was a prank call. I said, ‘Am I going to open the door and see one of those fake, standing Oscars?’”