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

British and Irish talent left very disappointed at 28th Critics Choice Awards (Chris Pizzello/AP) (AP)
British and Irish talent left very disappointed at 28th Critics Choice Awards (Chris Pizzello/AP) (AP)

British and Irish talent was left extremely disappointed at the 28th annual Critics Choice Awards, after being snubbed in every major category.

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

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

The film’s star Colin Farrell – who won the Golden Globe for best actor in a musical or comedy earlier this week – was beaten for the top acting award by Brendan Fraser.

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

Kerry Condon also lost out in the CCA best supporting actress to Black Panther star Angela Bassett.

Critics Choice Awards 2023

Critics’ Choice Awards 2023: (Evening Standard )
Critics’ Choice Awards 2023: (Evening Standard )
Michelle Yeoh and Stephanie Hsu (Getty Images for Critics Choice )
Michelle Yeoh and Stephanie Hsu (Getty Images for Critics Choice )
Janelle Monáe (Getty Images for Critics Choice )
Janelle Monáe (Getty Images for Critics Choice )
Lily James (Getty Images for Critics Choice )
Lily James (Getty Images for Critics Choice )
Kate Hudson (Getty Images for Critics Choice )
Kate Hudson (Getty Images for Critics Choice )
Catherine Martin, Austin Butler and Baz Luhrmann (Getty Images for Critics Choice )
Catherine Martin, Austin Butler and Baz Luhrmann (Getty Images for Critics Choice )
Anya Taylor-Joy (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Anya Taylor-Joy (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Catherine Martin, Austin Butler, and Baz Luhrmann (REUTERS)
Catherine Martin, Austin Butler, and Baz Luhrmann (REUTERS)
Cate Blanchett (Getty Images for Critics Choice)
Cate Blanchett (Getty Images for Critics Choice)
Brendan Fraser (Getty Images for Critics Choice)
Brendan Fraser (Getty Images for Critics Choice)
Elle Fanning (Getty Images for Critics Choice)
Elle Fanning (Getty Images for Critics Choice)

The only win for British talent came from Daniel Radcliffe, who won best actor in a limited series or movie made for television, for his performance in Weird: The Al Yankovic story.

The Harry Potter star, who plays the US musical comedian in his spoof biopic, was not present at the ceremony to collect the award.

In the television categories, Matt Smith and House Of The Dragon also lost out – with Smith beaten for best supporting actor in a drama series by Giancarlo Esposito.