- Carey Mulligan was accidentally announced as Best Supporting Actress at the 2023 BAFTAs.
- Deaf actor Troy Kotsur announced the category and signed Kerry Condon’s name, who won.
- However, BAFTA told Insider Mulligan that the sign language interpreter’s name was interpreted as an error.
Carey Mulligan was accidentally announced as Best Supporting Actress at the 2023 BAFTAs instead of actual honoree Kerry Condon.
The mistake was made when Troy Kotsur announced the evening’s second prize. According to BAFTA officials, Condon’s name was written on the card and while Kotsur correctly signed the Irish actor’s name, the sign language interpreter who did the voiceover for the audience at London’s Royal Festival Hall thought he had signed Mulligan’s name instead.
But before Mulligan – who was in the running for the award for her performance in “She Said” – took the stage, Condon’s name was read out and the actors were made aware of the mistake.
Condon took home the coveted award for her performance in The Banshees of Inisherin.
The other women contenders for Best Supporting Actress were Angela Bassett for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Hong Chau for The Whale, Dolly De Leon for Triangle of Sadness, and Jamie Lee Curtis for Everything Everywhere. . All at the same time.”
During her acceptance speech, Condon made no reference to the incident. Instead, she thanked the film’s director, Martin McDonough, saying, “Thank you for all the roles you’ve given me throughout my career. You make me so proud to be an Irish woman.”
When host Richard E. Grant returned to the stage, he joked about having a defibrillator ready for mulligan.
Condon’s Banshees of Inisherin co-star Barry Keoughan took home Best Supporting Actor, while the film also took home Best Original Screenplay.
Insiders have been told by a BAFTA representative that the moment will not be broadcast on the final program on BBC One, which was streamed shortly after the live ceremony.