The BAFTA Film Awards saw an unexpected turn of events when actress Carey Mulligan was mistakenly announced as the winner of the Best Supporting Actress award, instead of the actual winner, actress Kerry Condon. The mistake was made by a sign-language interpreter, Troy Kotsur, who signed the wrong name during the announcement at the Royal Festival Hall in London.
Correcting the Error
A representative from BAFTA stated that the mistake would not be shown in the final broadcast on BBC One, but it was later corrected and Condon was awarded the trophy for her performance in "The Banshees of Inisherin." Speaking to The Mirror, Condon reflected on the surreal moment, saying, "They called out Carey Mulligan and I was like: 'Oh my god what the f**k?' But I don't care, I just won it.
I'm so shocked, I can't believe I won. I'll be looking at this for the rest of my life."
Accepting the Award
When accepting the award, Condon said, "Thank you Martin (McDonagh) for this part, and thank you for all the parts you gave me throughout my career.
You make me so proud to be an Irish woman." Reflecting on her role in "The Banshees of Inisherin," she explained, "I hope it's because she was able to be kind to somebody who annoyed her and I think it's because she was evolved.
And I think maybe because she showed a lot of inner strength and a lot of sadness that people experience, and also that a lot of her life is taking care of her brother or taking care of somebody else. And I think a lot of women sacrifice their lives for their children or for their husbands, or whoever." Despite the initial surprise, Condon expressed that the mistake did not dampen her enjoyment of the moment.
The other nominees in the running 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 Once." The BAFTA Film Awards saw a surreal moment when Carey Mulligan was mistakenly announced as the winner, but the error was eventually corrected and Kerry Condon took home the award for her performance in "The Banshees of Inisherin."