No joy for Farrell and Gleeson in last night’s Critics Choice Awards

Both actors tested positive in advance of Choice Critics Awards 2023

by Rose Barrett
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No joy for Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson at last night’s Critics Choice Awards.

Both actors attended last week’s Golden Globe Awards in which Farrell and the Banshees of Inisherin scooped many accolades.

However, as both tested positive for Covid 19, the Irish actors were forced to sit it out.

Brendan Gleeson in Don McKellar’s The Grand Seduction

A24’s Everything Everywhere All at Once had 14 film nominations last night, followed by Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans with 11. TV nominations saw ABC‘s hit comedy Abbott Elementary with six, followed by Better Call Saul‘s sixth and final season with five nominations.

Everything Everywhere took Best Picture, as well as Best Supporting Actor (Ke Huy Quan), Best Director (for Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert), Best Original Screenplay, and Best Editing.

Better Call Saul was the big TV award winner, winning Best Drama Series, Best Actor in a Drama Series (Bob Odenkirk), and Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Giancarlo Esposito).

 Abbott Elementary and The Dropout each won two awards — Best Comedy Series and Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Sheryl Lee Ralph for Abbot Elementary with Best Limited Series and Best Actress in a Limited Series for Amanda Seyfried in the Dropout.

Everything Everywhere All at Once, The Fabelmans” (which won the Golden Globe for best drama earlier in the week) and The Banshees of Inisherin (Globe winner for best comedy or musical) – all three films won a major televised film award this Oscar season.

Brendan Fraser takes best actor for “The Whale” and Cate Blanchett triumphs for “Tár.” Blanchett gave a controversial acceptance speech, querying the entire awards process and acknowledging fellow actors who weren’t nominated!

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