The Botched Emmys Tweet That Left The NYT With Egg On Its Face

If you thought "Wandavision" was going to sweep the Emmys, you weren't alone. The award show had many surprises up its sleeve on September 19, 2021 — one of the biggest coming in the best supporting actress in a limited series or movie category.

Many award show viewers believed that Kathryn Hahn would take home the award for "Wandavision." She had stellar competition for the statue, with both Jean Smart and Julianne Nicholson nominated for "Mare of Easttown," Phillipa Soo nominated for "Hamilton," and Moses Ingram nominated for "The Queen's Gambit" (via AS). With so many buzzworthy options, it's easy to see how it was anyone's category to win. Fans believed that the internet's obsession with Hahn, which has blossomed significantly since her role as Agnes, or Agatha Harkness, on the Disney+ series, made her a shoe-in.

When it came time to learn who had won, many were shocked to learn that Nicholson would take home the award for her role as Lori Ross on the HBO Max series.

The New York Times had prepared for Kathryn Hahn to win

Moments after Julianne Nicholson's win was announced, The New York Times erroneously tweeted out a different winner. "Kathryn Hahn wins best supporting actress in a limited series or movie for 'WandaVision' at the #Emmys. She spoke to us earlier this year about playing the wicked witch of 'WandaVision,'" the original tweet read (per Polititweet).

The tweet was up for just a minute before it was deleted and corrected. "Julianne Nicholson wins best supporting actress in a limited series or movie for 'Mare of Easttown' at the #Emmys," the outlet tweeted. "She spoke to the New York Times about playing Lori, who holds some devastating secrets beneath her sensible parka." Then, they added in a tweet, "Correction: An earlier tweet misstated that Kathryn Hahn had won the award. She did not. We've deleted the incorrect tweet."

The replies were filled with criticism of the outlet for other reasons, but sprinkled in were a few users who thought they might have gotten it right in the first place. Still, it's hard to deny that Nicholson wasn't riveting as Lori Ross in "Mare of Easttown," even if Hahn also marveled.