‘Banshees’ stars Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson get COVID-19

“The Banshees of Inisherin” co-stars Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson have examined constructive for COVID-19 and won’t be attending the Critics Alternative Awards on Sunday, in response to the Hollywood Reporter.

Representatives for Farrell and Gleeson didn’t instantly reply to The Occasions’ request for remark.

Final month, the Irish actors every acquired Critics Alternative Award nominations for his or her acclaimed turns as feuding finest pals in “The Banshees of Inisherin.” Farrell, who performs delicate nice-guy Pádraic Súilleabháin, is nominated this yr for lead actor; whereas Gleeson, who performs gruff fiddler Colm Doherty, is up for supporting actor.

“The Banshees of Inisherin” — a darkish comedy set on a fictional island off the coast of Eire through the Irish Civil Conflict — is nominated for a complete of 9 Critics Alternative Awards, together with finest comedy and finest image. Rounding out the movie’s particular person performing nominees are Kerry Condon and Barry Keoghan, whereas the complete forged is within the operating for finest ensemble. Author-director Martin McDonagh can be nominated for director and unique screenplay.

On Tuesday, Farrell gained the Golden Globe Award for lead actor in a musical or comedy for his work in “Banshees.” Gleeson was additionally nominated for supporting actor however misplaced to Ke Huy Quan of “Everything Everywhere All at Once.” The next day, Farrell and Gleeson every picked up Display screen Actors Guild Award nominations for his or her “Banshees” performances.

Farrell, 46, and Gleeson, 67, should not the one Hollywood stars caught within the newest wave of coronavirus instances. On Friday, Jamie Lee Curtis introduced that she too could be skipping the Critics Alternative Awards this yr after testing constructive for COVID-19. Curtis, 64, is nominated reverse Condon within the supporting actress class for her work in “Everything Everywhere All at Once.” She, Farrell and Gleeson all attended the Golden Globe Awards on Tuesday.

“I was SO looking forward to going to the … @criticschoice awards as a nominee and member of a motley crew!” Curtis wrote on Instagram. “I’m so proud of these people, and I look forward to cheering them on through my TV set. Stay safe out there people.”

Latest experiences of movie star COVID-19 instances surfaced shortly after the variety of coronavirus deaths reported weekly in Los Angeles County hit a season-high of 164 — the worst tally in 10 months.

Although the variety of reported instances in L.A. County was declining as of Friday, officers have warned which may quickly change now that the Omicron subvariant XBB.1.5 — maybe essentially the most infectious pressure but — has began spreading in California. Officers have additionally urged Angelenos to put on masks once more to scale back the transmission of COVID-19, the flu and different respiratory diseases through the winter season.

“I think the question on just about everyone’s mind is how concerned should we be about XBB.1.5,” L.A. County Public Well being Director Barbara Ferrer stated Thursday.

“I suggest we should be cautious. It’s a new strain. It spreads rapidly and it can evade prior immunity. However, I don’t think anyone has a clear picture yet of what the impacts will be.”

The twenty eighth annual Critics Alternative Awards will happen Sunday at Fairmont Century Plaza in L.A. The ceremony will air on the CW from 7 to 10 p.m. Japanese time, whereas the West Coast broadcast will probably be delayed in response to native listings.

Occasions workers writers Luke Cash and Rong-Gong Lin II contributed to this report.