Kenneth Branagh, 61, is isolating after testing positive for Covid-19 last week – What We Know!

Poorly: Kenneth Branagh is isolating in New York after testing positive for Covid-19 last week and risks missing The Academy Awards in LA this Sunday

Kenneth Branagh is isolating in New York after testing constructive for Covid-19 final week and dangers lacking The Academy Awards in LA this Sunday. 

The 61-year-old director of the Oscar-nominated movie Belfast is certainly one of Britain’s finest hope for scooping gongs on the glitzy ceremony, with the film given nods in a whopping seven classes. 

A spokesperson for the star mentioned that he had first examined constructive ‘early final week’ and he missed the Producers Guild Awards (PGA) occasion final Saturday and took part nearly as an alternative. 

Poorly: Kenneth Branagh is isolating in New York after testing constructive for Covid-19 final week and dangers lacking The Academy Awards in LA this Sunday

Ciarán Hinds, nominated for Greatest Supporting Actor for his position in Belfast, additionally examined constructive final week. Each are resulting from attend the Oscars however are presently isolating in New York.  

Jude Hill, who received finest younger actor on the Critics Alternative Awards for his position within the movie, revealed on the weekend that the pair had each examined constructive.

The teen, who stars as Buddy, revealed on the Producers Guild Awards on Saturday: ‘We’ve the Focus Options groups, and I’m sitting at that desk, and the remainder of the solid couldn’t be right here as a result of, sadly, Ciaran and Ken have Covid-19. However they’ll be right here in spirit.’ 

On March 13, Branagh attended the BAFTA ceremony in London earlier than flying again to New York on March 15 and shortly after examined constructive. 

Star: The 61-year-old director of the Oscar-nominated film Belfast is one of Britain's best hope for scooping gongs at the glitzy ceremony, with the movie given nods in a whopping seven categories

Star: The 61-year-old director of the Oscar-nominated movie Belfast is certainly one of Britain’s finest hope for scooping gongs on the glitzy ceremony, with the film given nods in a whopping seven classes

He did attend the Nationwide Board of Evaluate Annual Awards Gala on March 15.  

A spokesman for Kenneth mentioned: ‘Early final week, after arriving within the States, Kenneth Branagh and Ciaran Hinds examined constructive for Covid.

‘Each will probably be observing an isolation interval and hopefully will be capable to proceed their engagements for the movie Belfast as soon as that’s over, they take a look at detrimental and, after all, are feeling nicely sufficient.’ 

A consultant for Kenneth has been contacted by MailOnline for additional remark. 

He may even miss this 12 months’s Oscar Wilde Awards, resulting from be held on Thursday, after testing constructive for Covid-19.

Unwell: Ciarán Hinds (pictured), nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Belfast, also tested positive last week. Both are due to attend the Oscars but are currently isolating in New York

Unwell: Ciarán Hinds (pictured), nominated for Greatest Supporting Actor for his position in Belfast, additionally examined constructive final week. Each are resulting from attend the Oscars however are presently isolating in New York

The award-winning director was resulting from be honoured on the ceremony, which takes place in Los Angeles simply days earlier than the 94th Academy Awards.

The celebs of his movie Belfast, Jamie Dornan and Catriona Balfe are resulting from attend, with Dornan additionally being honoured, and Balfe presenting.

The PA information company understands that Sir Kenneth plans to ship a taped acceptance speech. 

Don’t Look Up director Adam McKay, who goes face to face with Sir Kenneth for finest image on the Oscars on Sunday, may even be honoured on the Oscar Wilde Awards.

Plot: Belfast is based on Sir Kenneth's childhood in Belfast during the Troubles in the late 1960s (Jamie, Caitriona Balfe, Jude Hill and Lewis McAskie are pictured in the film)

Plot: Belfast is predicated on Sir Kenneth’s childhood in Belfast throughout the Troubles within the late Sixties (Jamie, Caitriona Balfe, Jude Hill and Lewis McAskie are pictured within the movie)

Balfe is a earlier winner of an Oscar Wilde award and can current the Wilde Card Award to up and coming Irish actor Donall O Healai. 

The ceremony is because of be held on the Ebell of Los Angeles on March 24, having beforehand moved venue resulting from issues over coronavirus.

This would be the first in-person Academy Awards since simply earlier than the pandemic in February 2020, as in 2021 it was held largely nearly. 

All friends at this 12 months’s Oscars will probably be requested to submit detrimental Covid-19 checks and proof of vaccination.

Presenters and performers won’t must be vaccinated however must present they’ve just lately examined detrimental for the virus. 

Earlier this month, ‘Belfast’ received the Excellent British Movie award on the BAFTAs.

The movie’s star, 11-year-old Jude Hill who performs the main position, Buddy, scooped the Critic’s Alternative Award for Greatest Younger Actor earlier this month too.

Belfast is predicated on Sir Kenneth’s childhood in Belfast throughout the Troubles within the late Sixties, and was proven for the primary time in his hometown in November 2021 on the opening of Belfast’s movie pageant. 

Negative then: Ciaran and Kenneth did attend the National Board of Review Annual Awards Gala on March 15 (pictured at the event)

Unfavorable then: Ciaran and Kenneth did attend the Nationwide Board of Evaluate Annual Awards Gala on March 15 (pictured on the occasion)