Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson bow out of awards show after contracting COVID-19

"The Banshees of Inisherin" co-stars Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson have tested positive for COVID-19 and will not be attending the Critics Choice Awards on Sunday,

according to the Hollywood Reporter. Representatives for Farrell and Gleeson did not immediately respond to The Times' request for comment. Last month, the Irish

actors each received Critics Choice Award nominations for their acclaimed turns as feuding best friends in "The Banshees of Inisherin." Farrell, who plays sensitive nice-guy

Pádraic Súilleabháin, is nominated this year for lead actor; while Gleeson, who plays gruff fiddler Colm Doherty, is up for supporting actor. "The Banshees of Inisherin" — a

dark comedy set on a fictional island off the coast of Ireland during the Irish Civil War — is nominated for a total of nine Critics Choice Awards, including best comedy and best

picture. Rounding out the film's individual acting nominees are Kerry Condon and Barry Keoghan, while the entire cast is in the running for best ensemble. Writer-director Martin

McDonagh is also nominated for director and original screenplay. On Tuesday, Farrell won the Golden Globe Award for lead actor in a musical or comedy for his work in

"Banshees." Gleeson was also nominated for supporting actor but lost to Ke Huy Quan of "Everything Everywhere All at Once." The following day, Farrell and Gleeson each picked up

Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for their "Banshees" performances.