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The Golden Globes Foolishly Got America Ferrera and Gina Rodriguez Mixed Up [Updated]

Oh look, two completely different people. Photo: Getty Images

America Ferrera was one of four presenters at the Golden Globe nominations announcement Thursday morning, but the Hollywood Foreign Press Association had a little trouble getting its famous Latina actresses straight: Not once but twice did the Globes tweet and delete two photos in which they misidentified Ferrera as Best Actress nominee Gina Rodriguez. Sure, there’s a slight resemblance. But if you’re going to ask an actress to celebrate a bunch of other actors and not herself (she’s on Superstore — c’mon, guys!), you can at the very least get her name right. Ugh, have we learned nothing from The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants’s “The other one’s name is Carmen, Car-men!” speech?

Update: In a post-nom interview with Entertainment Tonight, Rodriguez dismissed the mistake. “I didn’t hear anything until recently someone sent me an article, but, ah, who cares, who cares?” she said. “America’s lovely. She’s so beautiful and such a fantastic actress that, shoot, if there’s anybody I want to get mixed up with, it’s her, for sure! To me, it’s like, whatever. We always make mix-ups in life.” The HFPA for its part, still said sorry: “What occurred this morning was an unfortunate error,” a statement released to the media read. “Our sincerest apologies to America and Gina.”

No response yet from Ferrera, but you can watch Rodriguez’s full interview here:

The Globes Mixed Up Ferrera, Rodriguez [Updated]