The Banshees of Inisherin’ stars Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson will reportedly miss the Critics’ Choice Awards after testing positive for COVID-19.
The news was announced by Variety Culture & Events senior editor Mark Malkin in a tweet Published Saturday evening, but did not cite a specific source.
Colin, 46, is nominated for Best Actor in Gong for his performance in The Banshees of Inisherin while Brendan, 67, will compete in the Best Supporting Actor category.
REPORT: The Banshees of Inisherin’ stars Colin Farrell, 46, and Brendan Gleeson, 67, will reportedly miss the Critics’ Choice Awards after testing positive for COVID-19; The pair was seen in November
‘here we go again. Just confirmed #colinfarrell and #brendongleeson will not be at the #CriticsChoiceAwards tomorrow because they both tested positive for COVID,” read Malkin’s message on Twitter.
Just days ago, Jamie Lee Curtis, 64 — who was nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category for Everything, Everywhere, at Once — revealed she would be skipping the ceremony after contracting the virus.
Colin, Brendan and Jamie Lee were all in attendance at the Golden Globe Awards on Tuesday, where Colin took home the award for Best Actor – Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy For his acclaimed role in The Banshees of Inisherin.
Farrell plays an Irish drinking buddy in the dark tragicomedy, which centers around two lifelong friends who find themselves in trouble when Brendan Gleeson’s character – an arrogant folk musician – abruptly ends their relationship.
Sad news: The news was confirmed by Variety’s Culture & Events Editor, Mark Malkin, in a tweet posted Saturday night. The pair was seen in October
CURTIS: Just days ago, Jamie Lee Curtis — also one of tonight’s nominees — revealed that she would be skipping the ceremony after contracting the virus; I saw tuesday
Golden Globe wins: Colin, Brendan, and Jamie Lee attend Tuesday’s Golden Globe Awards, where Colin takes home the gong Best Actor award.
Banshees of Inisherin has been nominated in a slew of categories at the Critics’ Choice Awards, garnering a total of nine nominations.
The film is a frontrunner in the race for Best Picture and Colin remains the frontrunner in the Best Actor category.
Barry Keoghan is nominated alongside Brendan in the Best Supporting Actor category, while Kerry Condon is in the running for Best Supporting Actress.
The film’s writer and director, Martin McDonagh, was nominated for Best Screenplay and Best Director while its entire cast earned a nod for Best Acting Ensemble.
But the movie and its stars face stiff competition from other critical darlings like Tár, Elvis, The Whale, The Fabelmans, and Everything Everywhere All at One.
The Banshees of Inisherin: Farrell plays an Irish drinking buddy in the dark tragicomedy, which centers around two lifelong friends who find themselves in trouble when Brendan Gleeson’s character – a brooding folk musician – abruptly ends their relationship
The Great Contender: The Movie was nominated in a slew of categories at the Critics’ Choice Awards, garnering a total of nine nominations
Acclaimed partnership: Farrell remains frontrunner in Best Actor category while Gleeson is in the running for Best Supporting Actor
In his Golden Globes acceptance speech, Cullen spoke about the overwhelming critical acclaim with which he was praised for the film, which saw him reunite with his In Bruges co-star Brendan Gleeson.
‘To work on this film, I never expect the films to work or find an audience,’ said Cullen, ‘and when they do, it’s shocking to me. I am terrified of what has happened over the past two months, in a dramatic way.
The Banshees of Inisherin also took home Best Musical/Comedy and Best Screenplay for writer-director Martin McDonagh, who Farrell paid tribute to in his speech.
He said, “Martin McDonagh, man, I owe you so much.”
Colin went to shower Gleeson with love, saying, “Brendan, I love you so much. I love you so much.”
His golden moment: In his Golden Globes acceptance speech, Cullen spoke of the “shocking” critical acclaim the film received, saying the response “terrified” him in a dramatic way.
LOTS OF LOVE: Farrell went on to shower Gleeson with love in his Golden Globes speech, saying, ‘Brendan, I love you so much. I love you so much’