The Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations were unveiled in the early hours of Wednesday morning, but the bleary eyed pundits waking up to hear which stars made the shortlist could have ignored their alarms. It appears that a full list of nominees leaked prior to the announcement, a nightmare scenario that could leave have other awards organizations like the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences triple-checking their own security procedures.
The hack came to light 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.
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.
A spokeswoman for SAG declined to comment.