The “Moonlight”-like moment occurred when “CODA” actor Tony Kotsur, winner of the BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor last year, held a card with Condon’s name and announced she had won the award for Best Supporting Actress.
A sign language interpreter at the ceremony who provided voiceover for the crowd, however, mistakenly called Mulligan the winner.
The two “moved quickly to correct the error” and the moment was later set to be edited out of a broadcast of the ceremony, Deadline reported.
The 2023 BAFTA Film Awards was mostly aired on a delay outside of the ceremony’s live presentation of its last four categories, the outlet noted.
Mulligan was “visibly shocked” by the slip-up but was otherwise in good spirits and laughed about the error, a source told The Daily Mail.
“Thank you for all the parts that you’ve given me throughout my career, they make me so proud to be an Irish woman,” said Condon, who is nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category at the Academy Awards next month.