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Here’s hoping your favourite celebs attending the Critics Choice Awards tonight put on masks. Three years into the COVID-19 pandemic and it appears Hollywood continues to be determining tips on how to give one another golden statues with out additionally creating a possible superspreader occasion. The proof: Colin Farrell, Jamie Lee Curtis, and others have backed out of the occasion after testing optimistic for COVID simply days after attending the Golden Globes.
On Friday, three days after the Golden Globes, Curtis, who has been making the rounds this awards season with Everything Everywhere All at Once, introduced that she examined optimistic for COVID-19. She even posted an Instagram picture of three completely different at-home assessments to show it, writing that she could be skipping the American Film Institute Lunch, BAFTA tea, and the Critics Choice Awards. Then on Sunday, The Banshees of Inisherin stars Farrell and Brendan Gleeson each confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that they’d not attend the Critics Choice Awards after testing optimistic for COVID-19. And Hacks co-creator Jen Statsky additionally seems to have come down with COVID. This weekend, she shared in an Instagram Story that she was “riddled with the novel coronavirus.” And that’s simply those we learn about.
Of course, there’s no telling when, the place, or how these celebs caught COVID. It is an especially contagious virus, and I assume that all of them had issues happening outdoors of attending the Golden Globes, so it’s not honest to imagine that they received it on the ceremony. However, the Globes had been a crowded indoor occasion, simply because the Critics Choice Awards and different award-season occasions are anticipated to be, and there’s plenty of overlap on the visitor lists. Not to say, Hollywood noticed an analogous phenomenon final 12 months with a small outbreak after the BAFTAs. Assuming all of us wish to make it to the Oscars, I might humbly counsel that celebs masks as much as attend any future award exhibits. If Zendaya can put on a masks to the Oscars, you may too!