For The Record

HOLLYWOOD, CA, Updated January 9, 2009 – In the process of preparing for Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards, a technician working on the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s website made a mistake and a name of a nominee was randomly marked as a winner. The mistake was immediately corrected.

The ballots are tabulated by the accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP.Only four executives of the accounting firm know the identity of the winners before the envelopes are opened and recipients are announced during the live telecast.No one else, including the members of the HFPA, knows who the winners are prior to the live announcement.