Hugh Jackman’s worst nightmare for 2023? May Ryan Reynolds get a song nomination for Spirited!
Never short of antics, Hugh Jackman begins the year 2023 by begging the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences not to “to validate” the nomination of Ryan Reynolds, his costar of Deadpool 3, at the Oscars with the film Spirited, the spirit of Christmas.
“Hi everyone. It’s 2023 and I really wanted to send a positive message at the start of the year but recent events have made that impossible.“, said Jackman in a video shared on Instagram.
“Don’t get me wrong, I loved Spirited, it’s an awesome movie, we had a blast and the whole family watched it. I love Will FerrellI love Octavia Spencer. Of course I did The Greatest Showman with Benji Pasek et Justin Paul, they are amazing and I loved their music. And by the way, the song Good Afternoon? I laughed the whole time, it’s absolutely brilliant. However, I just learned that the Academy has shortlisted Good Afternoon in the best song category.“.
Hugh Jackman poursuit : “Now, having Ryan Reynolds get a Best Song nomination would make the next year of my life unbearable. I should spend a year with him shooting Wolverine and Deadpool. And believe me, it would be impossible, it would be a problem. So to sum up, I love Spirited and I love Octavia, I love the song Good Afternoon, I love Benji and Justin. Please, from the bottom of my heart, don’t validate Ryan Reynolds in this way. Please.“
Good Afternoon, the song from Spirited, was recently shortlisted for an Academy nomination. The song was written by Benji Pasek and Justin Paul, who Jackman worked with on The Greatest Showman. The interpreter of Wolverine obviously jokes by saying that he does not want the song to obtain a mention and that, even if it obtained one, Ryan Reynolds would not be nominated, it is the authors who would receive the nomination.
We guess Hugh Jackman’s real intention is to publicize the song to help his friends as voting for the nominations begins. Also, the actor would be breaking Academy campaign rules if he told voters not to vote for a movie.
The Academy will reveal the Oscar nominations on January 24.