The entertainment company accidentally tweeted that Black Panther had received the Oscar nomination for Best Visual Effects instead of its own Avengers: Infinity War.
“Congratulations to Marvel Studios’ #BlackPanther on its Academy Awards nomination for Visual Effects! #OscarNoms,” Marvel posted at 5:35 a.m. on January 22.
The tweet was then deleted and replaced with one at 6:12 a.m. announcing that Avengers: Infinity War had actually received the nomination. Marvel made no reference to their earlier mistake, instead simply swapping out the titles of the movies in the original post.
One Twitter user was able to screenshot the error before it was removed, sharing the two posts side-by-side with the caption, “Clearly Marvel didn’t think Infinity War would get nominated, especially over Black Panther. Their hastily-corrected tweet doesn’t even have the names.”
The user added that if the studio had instead expected both films to be nominated, “it wouldn’t have taken Marvel an hour to send out a congratulatory tweet, one which doesn’t include the team members’ names like the Black Panther one does.”
Clearly Marvel didn't think Infinity War would get nominated, especially over Black Panther. Their hastily-corrected tweet doesn't even have the names. pic.twitter.com/sT9fdXkoXm
— Beth the Elder One (@BethElderkin) January 22, 2019
While Black Panther didn’t receive a nomination for Best Visual Effects, it did snag seven others, the most of any comic book film since The Dark Knight (which was nominated eight times). It’s also the first comic book movie in history to be nominated for Best Picture.
For a full list of this year’s Oscar nominees, click here.