“The Banshees of Inisherin” stars Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson ‘test positive for COVID’

The Banshees of Inisherin stars Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson will reportedly miss the Critics’ Choice Awards after testing positive for COVID-19.

According to a Daily Mail report, the news was announced by Variety Senior Culture & Events Editor, Marc Malkin, in a tweet published Saturday night, but he did not cite a particular source.

Colin, 46, is up for the Best Actor gong for his performance in The Banshees of Inisherin, while Brendan, 67, will compete in the Best Supporting Actor category.

Just days prior, Jamie Lee Curtis, 64 – nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category for Everything Everywhere All at Once – revealed she would be skipping the ceremony after contracting the virus.

Colin, Brendan and Jamie Lee were all present at Tuesday’s Golden Globe Awards ceremony, where Colin took home the gong 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 is centered around two lifelong friends who find themselves at an impasse when Brendan Gleeson’s character – a brooding folk musician – abruptly ends their relationship.


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