Carey Mulligan Was Mistakenly Named Winner At the BAFTA Awards Instead Of Kerry Condon

Carey Mulligan was mistakenly named as the best supporting actress at the 2023 BAFTAs whereas  the actual winner of the award is Kerry Condon.

The mistake happened as Troy Kotsur, an American actor was announcing the night's second award. According to BAFTA representatives, Condon's name was written on the card, and while Kotsur correctly signed the Irish actor's name, the sign language interpreter providing voiceover for the audience at London's Royal Festival Hall misheard him for signing Mulligan's name. The award ultimately went to Kerry Condon.

However, before Mulligan, who was nominated for the award for her performance in “She Said,” took the stage, Condon's name was read out and the actors were informed of the error. And Condon received the prestigious award for her performance in “The Banshees of Inisherin.”

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Moreover, Condon's “Banshees of Inisherin” co-star Barry Keoughan was named best supporting actor, and the film was named best original screenplay.

What Condon Said While Accepting The Award?

Condon did not mention the incident during her acceptance speech. She instead paid tribute to the film's director, Martin McDonough

“Thank you for all the parts you gave me throughout my career. You make me so proud to be an Irish woman,” said Condon.

Also, when host Richard E. Grant took the stage again, he talked about having a defibrillator on standby for Mulligan.

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