British and Irish talent left disappointed at the 28th Critics Choice Awards


British and Irish talent were extremely disappointed at the 28th Annual Critics Choice Awards after being rejected in every major category.

Martin McDonagh’s The Banshees Of Inisherin went home empty-handed, despite multiple previous wins and nine CCA nominations.

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The film was beaten in the best picture category by Everything Everywhere All At Once, and McDonagh also lost out to sci-fi thriller creators Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert for best director.

Movie star Colin Farrell – who won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy earlier this week – was beaten out by Brendan Fraser for the Best Acting Award.

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Farrell and his costar Brendan Gleeson did not attend the ceremony on Sunday after testing positive for Covid-19, according to US media reports.

Kerry Condon also lost in the CCA Best Supporting Actress to Black Panther star Angela Bassett.

The only win for British talent came from Daniel Radcliffe, who won Best Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for his role in Weird: The Al Yankovic story.

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The Harry Potter star, who plays the American comedian in his spoof biopic, did not attend the ceremony to accept the award.

In the television categories, Matt Smith and House Of The Dragon also lost out – beating out Smith for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series by Giancarlo Esposito.