Oops. At the Women in Film鈥檚 Crystal + Lucy Awards celebrating women in Hollywood on Tuesday night, actress and director Elizabeth Banks singled out legendary director Steven Spielberg, saying that the Hollywood icon has 鈥渘ever made a movie with a female lead.鈥 Audience members immediately tried to correct her, and yesterday, the Hunger Games star took to Twitter to apologize for her mistake.

Banks made her initial remarks while accepting the Crystal Award for Excellence in Film on Tuesday night. 鈥淚 went to Indiana Jones and Jaws and every movie Steven Spielberg ever made, and by the way, he鈥檚 never made a movie with a female lead. Sorry, Steven. I don鈥檛 mean to call your ass out, but it鈥檚 true,鈥 she said. Someone in the crowd shouted out, 鈥The Color Purple!鈥 in the moment, but when Banks asked for clarification about whether he directed the film (he did), another audience member said he didn鈥檛.

After taking a day to organize her thoughts, Banks addressed her mistake by issuing a public apology on Twitter.

Many fans are surprised that Banks didn鈥檛 seem to know that Spielberg directed the iconic film The Color Purple, which starred Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey and won 13 awards, including Goldberg鈥檚 Golden Globe for Best Actress. And while she takes full responsibility in her apology, some have noted that overlooking the groundbreaking film is a reminder about equality in Hollywood, and how far we still have to go.

Banks鈥 gaffe shows that while we may have our hearts in the right place, it鈥檚 always important to do our homework.

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(h/t The Hollywood Reporter; photo via Frazer Harrison/Getty)