Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson ‘test positive for COVID’ and will miss Critics’ Choice Awards

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 Marc Malkin, Senior Culture & Events Editor at Variety, in a tweet Released Saturday night, but he didn’t cite a specific source.

Colin, 46, will win Best Actor for his performance in The Banshees of Inisherin, while Brendan, 67, will compete in Best Supporting Actor.

Report: Banshees of Inisherin stars Colin Farrell, 46, and Brendan Gleeson, 67, will reportedly miss the Critics' Choice Awards after testing positive for COVID-19; seen the couple in November

Report: Banshees of Inisherin stars Colin Farrell, 46, and Brendan Gleeson, 67, will reportedly miss the Critics’ Choice Awards after testing positive for COVID-19; seen the couple in November

‘Here we go again. Just confirmed #colinfarrell and #brendongleson will not be attending the #CriticsChoiceAwards tomorrow as they both tested positive for COVID,” Malkin tweeted.

Just days earlier, Jamie Lee Curtis, 64 – a Best Supporting Actress nominee for Everything Everywhere All at Once – announced she was skipping the ceremony after contracting the virus.

Colin, Brendan and Jamie Lee were all present at Tuesday’s Golden Globe Awards, where Colin took home the gong for Best Actor – Feature Film – Musical/Comedy for his acclaimed role in The Banshees of Inisherin.

Farrell plays an Irish drinking buddy in the dark tragic comedy that follows two lifelong friends who find themselves stuck in a dead end when Brendan Gleeson’s character – a brooding folk musician – abruptly ends their relationship.

Sad news: The news was confirmed by Marc Malkin, senior culture & events editor at Variety, in a tweet published Saturday night; seen the couple in October

Sad news: The news was confirmed by Marc Malkin, senior culture & events editor at Variety, in a tweet published Saturday night; seen the couple in October

Curtis out: Just days earlier, Jamie Lee Curtis — who is also one of the night's nominees — announced she was skipping the ceremony after contracting the virus; seen tuesday

Curtis out: Just days earlier, Jamie Lee Curtis — who is also one of the night’s nominees — announced she was skipping the ceremony after contracting the virus; seen tuesday

Golden Globes win: Colin, Brendan and Jamie Lee were all in attendance at Tuesday's Golden Globe Awards ceremony, where Colin took home the award for Best Actor

Golden Globes win: Colin, Brendan and Jamie Lee were all in attendance at Tuesday’s Golden Globe Awards ceremony, where Colin took home the award for Best Actor

The Banshees of Inisherin are nominated in a number of categories at the Critics’ Choice Awards, receiving a total of nine nominations.

The film is a top contender in the Best Picture race and Colin remains a front-runner in the Best Actor category.

Barry Keoghan is nominated for Best Supporting Actor alongside Brendan, while Kerry Condon is in the running for Best Supporting Actress.

The film’s writer-director, Martin McDonagh, is nominated for best screenplay and best director, while its entire cast was nominated for best acting ensemble.

But the film and its stars face stiff competition from other critical darlings like Tár, Elvis, The Whale, The Fabelmans and Everything Everywhere All at Once.

The Banshees of Inisherin: Farrell plays an Irish drinking buddy in the dark tragic comedy that centers on two lifelong friends who reach an impasse when Brendan Gleeson's character - a brooding folk musician - abruptly ends their relationship

The Banshees by Inisherin: Farrell plays an Irish drinking buddy in the dark tragic comedy about two lifelong friends who find themselves in an impasse when Brendan Gleeson’s character – a brooding folk musician – abruptly ends their relationship

Big Contender: The film is nominated in a number of categories at the Critics' Choice Awards and has received a total of nine nominations

Big Contender: The film is nominated in a number of categories at the Critics’ Choice Awards and has received a total of nine nominations

Promised Partnership: Farrell remains the No. 1 in the Best Actor category, while Gleeson is in the running for Best Supporting Actor

Promised Partnership: Farrell remains the No. 1 in the Best Actor category, while Gleeson is in the running for Best Supporting Actor

In his Golden Globes acceptance speech, Colin spoke about the overwhelming critical acclaim that was received for the film, which reunites him with his ‘In Bruges’ co-star Brendan Gleeson.

Colin said: “To work on this film, I never expect films to work or find an audience and when they do, it’s shocking to me. I am appalled by what has happened in an exciting way over the last few months.

The Banshees of Inisherin also won Best Picture – Musical/Comedy and Best Screenplay for writer-director Martin McDonagh, whom Farrell praised in his speech.

“Martin Mcdonagh,” he said, “I owe you so much, man.”

Colin continued 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, Colin spoke about the

His golden moment: In his Golden Globes acceptance speech, Colin spoke about the “shocking” critical acclaim the film was praised for, saying the reaction “appalled” him in “exciting ways.”

Lots of love: Farrell showered love on Gleeson during his speech at the Golden Globes, saying,

Lots of love: Farrell showered love on Gleeson during his speech at the Golden Globes, saying, “Brendan, I love you so much. I love you so much’

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