Michelle Pfeiffer misses the Critics’ Choice Awards after testing positive for COVID-19

Michelle Pfeiffer was unable to present Jeff Bridges with a special honor at the Critics’ Choice Awards 2023 after testing positive for COVID-19

Michelle Pfeiffer took to Instagram to explain why she missed the Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday night.

The Scarface star, 64, was nominated in the Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television category for her work in The First Lady, however she could not attend after testing positive for COVID-19.

The Hollywood legend – who was going to present Jeff Bridges with a Lifetime Achievement Award – shared a photo of her fellow actor explaining how disappointed she was to miss the special moment.

MIA: Michelle Pfeiffer took to Instagram to explain that she missed the Critics' Choice Awards on Sunday night after testing positive for Covid

MIA: Michelle Pfeiffer took to Instagram to explain that she missed the Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday night after testing positive for Covid 

‘I’m so sorry to be missing the Critics Choice Awards today. Yep, Covid,’ she revealed in the caption.

‘Especially disappointed not to witness @thejeffbridges receive his Lifetime Achievement Award,’ she added.

‘Pauline Kail said it best – “He (Jeff) may be the most natural and least self-conscious actor that has ever lived.” EVER LIVED. It is what all actors strive for, and Jeff hits it every time‚Ķwith every role that he slips into. Congratulations Jeff and to all the nominees!’ she said, wrapping up her statement.

Praise: The Scarface star, 64, shared a photo of Jeff Bridges, who received a Lifetime Achievement Award, explaining how disappointed she was to miss the moment due to Covid

Praise: The Scarface star, 64, shared a photo of Jeff Bridges, who received a Lifetime Achievement Award, explaining how disappointed she was to miss the moment due to Covid

Friends and fans showed support for Pfeiffer in the comments section, with Rita Wilson writing ‘Feel better friend!’

Meanwhile journalist Katie Couric left four red-heart emojis.

Instead of receiving the award from Michelle, Bridges, 73, reunited with Big Lebowski pal John Goodman who presented him with the honor.

Winner: The Hollywood legend was originally going to present Bridges, 73, with the award, before being forced to pull out

Winner: The Hollywood legend was originally going to present Bridges, 73, with the award, before being forced to pull out

Reunion: Instead of receiving the award from Michelle, Bridges reunited with Big Lebowski pal John Goodman, 70, who presented him with the honor

Reunion: Instead of receiving the award from Michelle, Bridges reunited with Big Lebowski pal John Goodman, 70, who presented him with the honor

The 70-year-old Goodman delivered a heartfelt speech about his longtime friend before giving him the award.

Meanwhile in her category Pfeiffer went up against Julia Garner (Inventing Anna), Lily James (Pam & Tommy), Amber Midthunder (Prey), Julia Roberts (Gaslit) and Amanda Seyfried (The Dropout) – with Seyfried winning the coveted award.

The film legend wasn’t the only star who had to miss the event due to Covid.

Winner: Pfeiffer was also nominated in the Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television category for her work in The First Lady, but lost to Amanda Seyfried (The Dropout)

Winner: Pfeiffer was also nominated in the Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television category for her work in The First Lady, but lost to Amanda Seyfried (The Dropout)

Legend: The iconic actress plays Betty Ford in the series, alongside Viola Davis, who plays Michelle Obama, and Gillian Anderson, who plays Eleanor Roosevelt

Legend: The iconic actress plays Betty Ford in the series, alongside Viola Davis, who plays Michelle Obama, and Gillian Anderson, who plays Eleanor Roosevelt

The Banshees of Inisherin stars Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson were also unable to attend after coming down with Covid.

Pfeiffer plays Betty Ford in The First Lady, alongside Viola Davis, who plays Michelle Obama, and Gillian Anderson, who plays Eleanor Roosevelt in the series. 

The American anthology drama show – created by Aaron Cooley – premiered on April 17, 2022 on Showtime. 

Michelle’s husband David E. Kelley, 66, who she wed back in 1993, came to support her at the star-studded premiere of the series last April.

Show of support: Pfeiffer's husband David E. Kelley, 66, who she wed back in 1993, came to support her at the star-studded premiere of the Showtime series last April

Show of support: Pfeiffer’s husband David E. Kelley, 66, who she wed back in 1993, came to support her at the star-studded premiere of the Showtime series last April

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