Emmys mistakenly dub Oscar nominee Viola Davis an Oscar winner
While Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss were onstage Sunday night accepting an award on behalf of their HBO show, text at the bottom of the screen teased that “Oscar winner Viola Davis” would be on screen in the next 12 minutes.
Only problem? Davis hasn’t won an Oscar — at least not yet.
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Davis, though, has been nominated for Oscars: one for her performance in 2011’s The Help and another for 2008’s Doubt. The actress also won her first Emmy Sunday for playing Annalise Keating on ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder. Read more about her win here, and see a screengrab of the mishap below.
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Davis would go on to win Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for How to Get Away with Murder, the first time a black actress took the honor in Emmys history.