Jessica Alba stepped out just after 5 a.m. Pacific Time on Thursday to announce a few nominations for The Golden Globes before the main event went underway and, whoopsie, stumbled over her words.
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The 31-year-old actress should be accustomed to reading from a script by now! But alas, she was upstaged by Megan Fox who got through her round of nominations without a bobble.
Alba relayed her list of noms from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) for a handful of categories, including best screenplay, for the 70th Annual Golden Globe® Awards while in a room at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills before handing the mic over to Fox and Ed Helms. (All three announcers can be seen in the above video carousel.)
When Alba made her verbal fumble, she was in the midst of reading the name of Ed Harris who was nominated for HBO's "Game Change." She lost track of where she was on the page and started flipping forward because she thought she was repeating herself. "Oh no, I'm on the right page," she said, after a beat.
Jessica Alba announces Golden Globe nominations on Thursday (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
The room broke into giggles, but she just rolled with it. "You know what, a little laughter in the morning is not bad for anyone."
Good save, Jessica.
Alba was looking amazing as always -- wearing a sleeveless salmon-colored Christian Dior frock, easy waves in her golden brown hair, and looking decidedly more formal than expected for the very early hour that's normally considered pajama jammy time. (Remember when Jimmy Kimmel showed up in his jammies earlier this year for the Emmy noms announcement?)
After Alba was done reading, everyone in the room took a brief intermission before Fox and Helms stood at the podium to read the rest of the noms.
Points go to Alba for her recovery and chic fashion sense, but we have to hand top prize to Fox for outdoing her in the reading comprehension category. But just barely, as Fox did fight through, and ultimately stuck the landing, of the pronunciation of "Anna Karenina." Helms gets comedy points for his overly-French pronunciation of "Les Misérables."