BBC apologizes for captioning Viola Davis Grammys image with “Beyoncé’s Big Night”

The BBC has been forced to apologize after a photo of Viola Davis from January’s Golden Globes was shown on its news channel with a headline identifying the Oscar winner as history-maker Beyoncé.

BBC News’ rolling coverage of the Grammys included a period of a few seconds when a photo of Davis captioned “Beyoncé’s big night” before the segment moved to the next image.

BBC News apologized in a Twitter statement last hour and said the error “fell below the BBC’s normal standards.”

“We apologize for the mistake last night when our news channels briefly showed a photo of Viola Davis from January’s Golden Globes with Beyoncé’s headline at yesterday’s Grammys,” the statement read.

A BBC journalist though mentioned on Twitter The error came as part of a “sequence about other Grammy winners,” so it pointed to “Beyoncé’s big night.” He denied the Oscar winner doubt And the widow The star was misidentified.

This is not the first time the BBC has had to apologize for misidentifying someone. The broadcaster mistakenly mixed up Black Labor MP Marsha de Córdova and Don Butler in 2020, leading to Butler slamming the BBC for a lack of diversity in the workplace.

Davis was nominated for this Woman is king at January’s Golden Globes but became the 18th EGOT last night by winning the Grammy for Best Audiobook for the recording of his memoir. my search.

Meanwhile, the album won her 32nd Grammy the renaissance For Best Dance/Electronic Album, Beyoncé made history, beating Hungarian-British conductor George Solti’s plus-20-year record.

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