BBC Apologizes For Mixing Up Viola Davis & Beyoncé After Grammys

BBC News issued an apology after accidentally using a photo of Viola Davis alongside a headline about Beyoncé. The incident occurred during the Grammys on Sunday night. The BBC displayed an old Golden Globe image of Davis behind a chyron, which read: “Beyoncé’s big night.”

“We apologise for the mistake last night when our news channels briefly showed a photograph of Viola Davis from January’s Golden Globes alongside a headline about Beyoncé at yesterday’s Grammys,” BBC News wrote. “This fell below the BBC’s usual standards.”

One BBC journalist said that the incident came about as part of a “sequence about the other Grammy winners,” which is why it had displayed “Beyoncé’s big night.” 

Davis became the 18th EGOT after winning the Grammy for Best Audiobook for her recording of memoir Finding Me. On Sunday, Beywon her 32nd Grammy with album Renaissance for Best Dance/Electronic Album. She is now the most awarded artist in history.

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