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CNN Pulls a ‘Moonlight,’ Lists ‘Greatest Showman,’ ‘Disaster Artist’ Among Best Picture Noms

Entertainment reporter Nischelle Turner was surprised to hear these flicks made the cut — except they didn’t

There are bound to be plenty of “Moonlight” jokes during this year’s Oscar telecast, after the film was momentarily, and incorrectly, snubbed as Best Picture due to an envelope mishap last year. We just didn’t think the debacle would rear its ugly head as early as Tuesday, when the nominations were announced.

Or that it would be at the hands of CNN.

Soon after the list of contenders for the 90th Academy Awards was revealed, “Entertainment Tonight” host Nischelle Turner appeared on the network to discuss 2018’s snubs and surprises. However, her list of nominees was, for lack of a better term, “fake news.”

Turner commented on how both “The Greatest Showman” and “The Disaster Artist” were “surprises” for her, though they were surprises for all of us, seeing as they weren’t actually nominated. However, CNN had listed them on screen as contenders.

Turner later took to Twitter to rectify the mistake and CNN has since pulled the video of her commentary. The network’s digital team did list all nominees accurately.

“Some of the graphics were incorrect,” Turner wrote. “Apologies there was a rush by some to get them on the air and they made a couple errors.”

For reference, see the actual list of Best Picture nominees below.

“Call Me by Your Name”
“Darkest Hour”
“Get Out”
“Lady Bird”
“Phantom Thread”
“The Post”
“The Shape of Water”
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

See Turner’s response, as well as reactions from confused viewers, below.

The 90th Academy Awards will air live on March 4 at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST on ABC.