Melbourne (ANI): A leaked document purportedly listing the 'winners" of this weekend"s Academy Awards is nothing more than a hoax, according to an Oscars spokeswoman. Papers alleging to be the complete list of Oscar winners have been published on the Internet. The authentic-looking document, which seems to have been scanned in, has an Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences letterhead and what looks like the signature of the Academy's president, Sid Ganis.
"This is the final list of winners of the 81st Annual Academy Awards. As always, please treat this information with extreme care," News.com.au quoted the document, as stating. According to the list, Kate Winslet has won best actress gong for The Reader and Mickey Rourke has bagged best actor award for The Wrestler.
Heath Ledger has been named best supporting actor for The Dark Knight and Amy Adams has won best supporting actress gong for Doubt. Slumdog Millionaire has been named the best film while its director Danny Boyle has honoured with best director award.
However, an Academy Awards rep has branded the list a 'complete fraud" and has said that the Oscar votes are still being counted. "The document is a complete fraud," Oscars spokesperson Leslie Unger said. "PricewaterhouseCoopers is still counting the ballots and there are only two people there who will know the complete list of winners in advance of the envelopes being opened during the ceremony. The Academy''s president is not advised of the winners in advance and no such list is created," Unger added.