The new year has only started and the war between best friends Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds has rekindled. The reason is that Ryan Reynolds was put on the list for the 2023 Oscars best song shortlist “Good Afternoon“, which Hugh Jackman has a problem with. It is a song from the movie “Spirited” by Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell.
Hugh Jackman’s Take on Ryan Reynolds’s “Good Afternoon”
In his recent post on Instagram, Hugh Jackman points out his problem with Reynolds being nominated for the Oscars for the movie “Spirited”. He added saying,
“I really, really wanted to send out a positive message at the beginning of the year, but recent events have made that impossible.[…]. Don’t get me wrong, I loved ‘Spirited’. It’s a great movie … I love Will, I love Octavia [Spencer] … the song ‘Good Afternoon’, I laughed the entire way through, it is absolutely brilliant. However, I just heard the Academy have short-listed ‘Good Afternoon’ [for the 2023 Oscars].”
According to Jackman, the Deadpool actor, Ryan Reynolds receiving a nomination in the Oscars best song category “would make the next year of my life insufferable.“. Later Jackman also added, “I mean, I have to spend a year with him shooting Wolverine and Deadpool [“Deadpool 3″]. And trust me, it would be impossible. It would be a problem,”
Hugh Jackman ended his post by saying that he liked “Spirited”, but also pleaded with the academy to not humor Ryan Reynolds, “Please, please, from the bottom of my heart, do not validate Ryan Reynolds in this way,”. Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds have had a long ongoing rivalry, which began when they first met on the set of the movie “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” in 2009. They played the roles of Wolverine and Deadpool and their rivalry also continued over the years.
Ryan Reynolds’ “Good Afternoon” Nominated for an Oscar
Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell’s movie, “Spirited” was released on November 11, 2022, and received positive critical reviews and praise for its songs and great chemistry between the actors, but was also criticized for its poor adaptation of Charles Dickens’s famous Christmas novella A Christmas Carol.
Spirited unites the two comedians, Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell to rejuvenate Dickens’s classic novelas Reynolds sets the scene as an unredeemable businessman and Will Ferrell, the Ghost of Christmas Present sets his heart on redeeming him. The twist in the tale occurs when the audience discovers that Ferrell’s character himself is the infamous Scrooge, and Reynolds’s Clint Briggs finally reconciles with himself before taking up the role of Ghost of Christmas Present, letting Ferrell’s character live out his life on Earth as a redeemed human.
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