A tweet from the Oscars‘ official Twitter account appeared to show the Academy itself predicting who will win awards on Sunday.
Films fans were puzzled by the now-deleted tweet, particularly as the Academy Awards are still in their voting period, but the reason for the error soon became clear.
Wait. Is the Academy supposed to predict the #Oscars?
— Bill Kuchman (@billkuchman) February 4, 2020
In preparation for the big event on Sunday night, the Academy has launched a widget on Twitter that allows users to share their predictions in a smartly presented format.
The Academy said in a tweet: “A brief issue on Twitter made some of yours [Oscars predictions] look like they came from our account. They didn’t. This error is now resolved.”
See below for an example of the prediction template shared:
— Jefferson (@2049jeffer) February 4, 2020
The frontrunners for Best Picture at this year’s Oscars are 1917, Parasite and Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood.
The Oscars take place on Sunday 9th February 2020.