Security Fail! SAG Nominations Leaked Before Announcement (Updated)

Leakers correctly predict every SAG nomination ahead of Wednesday's announcement, SAG attributes breach to "technical glitch"

Last Updated: December 12, 2012 @ 10:01 AM

Updated, 12:46 p.m. EST

The Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations were unveiled in the early hours of Wednesday morning, but pundits who set their alarm clocks to get up in time for the announcement were caught napping.

A full list of nominees leaked online prior to the official word — a nightmare scenario that could leave other awards organizations like the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences triple-checking their own security procedures.

In a statement to TheWrap, the guild admitted the leak had happened and attributed the breach to a "technical glitch.

“We are aware of this matter,"Pamela Greenwalt, a spokeswoman for SAG-AFTRA, said. "There appears to have been a technical glitch with the website uploading process and we are working with our vendor to resolve the problem."

The hacked list was posted on the comments section of the popular Oscar-prognosticator site Awards Daily and in Twitter comments from the site's editor Sasha Stone,  A.V. Club TV  Editor Todd VanDerWerff and other social media users.

Also read: SAG Nominations: Javier Bardem and Nicole Kidman Are In, Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams Are Out

Among the shockers that leakers accurately called were Nicole Kidman's best supporting actress nod for the much-derided "The Paperboy" and Javier Bardem's best supporting actor nomination for his flamboyant turn in "Skyfall." By the time the final ensemble categories had been unveiled, the leakers had correctly predicted every category.

"The #PossibleSAGLeak was right! Hire better webtechs, #SAG!," VanDerWerff tweeted.

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