Farrell and Butler face off for the first time at the 28th Critics’ Choice Awards

Colin Farrell and Austin Butler will face each other directly for the first time for the best acting award at the 28th annual Critics’ Choice Awards (CCA).

The couple has already been individually recognized for their performances in The Banshees Of Inisherin and Elvis, respectively – receiving accolades at the Golden Globe awards earlier this week.

The second major ceremony of the awards ceremony season, the CCA is the most historically accurate predictor of Academy Award nominations and will be held in Los Angeles on Sunday.

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Farrell co-stars with Brendan Gleeson (Chris Pizzello/AP) in Martin McDonagh’s The Banshees Of Inisherin.

The sci-fi thriller Everything Everywhere All At Once leads the contenders for the awards, receiving 14 nominations.

Starring Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan and James Hong, the film was nominated for best picture and best comedy, as well as several acting awards.

Both Yeoh and Quan earned best actress and best supporting actor nominations, respectively – both won Golden Globes on Tuesday.

Other stars of the film, Jamie Lee Curtis and Stephanie Hsu, are vying for Best Supporting Actress, and the cast earned a Best Acting Ensemble nomination.

Everything Everywhere All At Once was combined in the top category with Martin McDonagh’s The Banshees Of Inisherin, garnering a total of nine nominations.

In the best movie category, the movie is about Babylon, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, RRR, Tar, Women Talking, Elvis and Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans.

The blockbuster movies Avatar: The Way Of Water and Top Gun: Maverick were also nominated for best picture.

CCA has previously said it has 11 nominations for best picture this year, due to absolute equality.

At the Golden Globes on Tuesday, Farrell won the best actor performance in a motion picture: musical or comedy, and Butler won the equivalent award in a dramatic motion picture.

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Austin Butler poses in the press room with the award for best actor in a feature film, drama (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

The duo will compete for the CCA best actor award and will be joined by Brendan Fraser, Bill Nighy, Paul Mescal and Tom Cruise.

Alongside Yeoh, CCA nominees for best actress include Cate Blanchett, Viola Davis, Danielle Deadwyler, Margot Robbie, and Michelle Williams.

Taylor Swift, Rihanna and Lady Gaga will all face off for the second time after being nominated for CCA’s best song – all lost to Naatu Naatu from RRR at the Golden Globes.

US comedy show Abbott Elementary leads the television contenders, earning six nominations at the Critics’ Choice Awards.

It was also previously announced that Hollywood star Jeff Bridges will receive the Critics’ Choice Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s show.

The star-studded ceremony will be held at the Fairmont Century Plaza hotel in Los Angeles and will begin at 3:00 UK time.

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