It would take almost a miracle for the Golden Globes to have come off without a hitch. One of the most highlighted blunders from Sunday night’s awards festivities occurred when Jenna Bush Hager interviewed Hidden Figures musical producer Pharrell Williams.
“You’re nominated for Hidden Fences,” Bush Hager said to Williams, whose song “I See Victory” was nominated for best original score. Bush Hager combined Hidden Figures with Denzel Washington‘s film Fences.
Williams’s face during the red carpet interview provides a glimpse into what he was thinking.
"you're nominated for Hidden Fences" pic.twitter.com/7My6dtEkbG
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) January 9, 2017
The Today Show reporter and daughter of President George W. Bush apologized Monday for her mistake:
“I’ve seen both movies, I thought they were both brilliant. I’ve interviewed casts from both of the movies. And if I offended people, I am deeply sorry,” Bush Hager said. “It was a mistake. … I am not perfect. I’m authentic, but a human. And what I didn’t want to do was make anybody feel lesser than who they are.”
And all is forgiven on the side of Williams and Hidden Figures stars Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe.
— octavia spencer (@octaviaspencer) January 9, 2017
— Janelle Monáe, Cindi (@JanelleMonae) January 9, 2017
Don’t worry @JennaBushHager!Everyone makes mistakes. Hidden Fences does sound like an intriguing movie though. Just saying… 😂😘❤
— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) January 9, 2017
However, Williams, Spencer, and Monae were less forgiving last week when they called out Kim Burrell for her anti-LBGT sermon.
Fences stars Washington and Viola Davis haven’t spoken about Bush Hager’s flub. While she was tearfully apologetic, Michael Keaton, who also made the Hidden Fences gaffe, was more flippant in his apology.
“I’m sorry, I apologize, I screwed it up,” Keaton said to TMZ. “I’m a horrible person. … I’m gonna sleep pretty well.”
Hidden Figures topped the box office its opening weekend with $22.8 million, beating Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which made $21.7 million.