Belfast Writer-Instructor Kenneth Branagh and actor Ciarán Hinds has tested positive for Covid-19 and missed the Producers Guild Awards ceremony Saturday, where the film is for the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures.
The Hollywood Reporter mentions that Jude Hill, the young star of Branagh’s autobiographical film, said: “We have the Focus Features team and I’m sitting at that table and unfortunately the rest of the cast could not be here because Ciarán and Ken unfortunately have Covid -19, but they will be here in the spirit. “
Belfast is also up for seven Oscars including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor, and for Branagh’s Direction and Screenplay.
The film follows Buddy (played by Hill) in a fictionalized version of Branagh’s childhood as he deals with the loss of the peaceful city he has known since The Troubles in Northern Ireland started and Branagh had to leave his hometown.