Saturday, May 18, 2024

Golden Globes Super Spreader? Jamie Lee Curtis, “Banshees” Stars Test Positive Before Critics Choice Awards


First the Golden Globes banned Critics Choice reporters from their show on Tuesday.

Now it seems like their event was a super spreader for COVID. At least three CCA nominees have tested positive and will miss tonight’s show on the CW Network.

JamIe Lee Curtis was felled and won’t be on hand for her nomination for “Everything Everywhere All at Once.”

Now come reports that Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson of “The Banshees of Inisherin” will be out, too. They all got infected at the Globes.

The COVID restrictions are much tighter for the CCAs tonight. Everyone setting foot in the Fairmont Century City hotel has to present a negative test and a vaccination card. Everyone has complied, I am told.

There will be plenty of stars on the show and on screen tonight. I’m told Chelsea Handler’s monologue is hilarious — and it won’t diss the hotel as Globes emcee Jerrod Carmichael did to the Beverly Hilton on Tuesday. He called the Hilton “the hotel that killed Whitney Houston.”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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