Hugh Jackman asks Oscar voters not to honor Ryan Reynolds before Deadpool 3
Oscar-nominated actor Hugh Jackman tends to maintain a playful social media presence, even though he posts videos of himself grumbling, growling and gasping. film sound recording for a scene as Wolverineor practice sitting on the eve of the Met Gala. He’s also not afraid to pretend to be pompous and compete in a comedy, such as his duet with Neil Patrick Harris at the Tony Awards, where they compete to see who is the better award show host. So his recent Instagram/Twitter post begging the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences not to nominate Ryan Reynolds for this year’s Oscars is purely down to his personality.
Reynolds recently starred with Will Ferrell in the Apple TV Plus movie moraleanother one of Charles Dickens’ seasonal endless remake’ Christmas Songs. When the Academy announced its shortlist of potential Best Original Song nominees, morale numbers “Good evening” on that shortlist. That motivated Jackman ask the Academy not to vote on the song to get to the nomination stage, because Jackman is about to shoot dead man 3 with Reynolds, and he didn’t want to hear him brag about it for a year.
We’ve known since last fall that dead man 3 will bring Jackman back as Wolverine, the fast-recovering, short-tempered (and just short) superhero he’s now played in nine different movies. (And that both Jackman and Reynolds promised the movie won’t take back Wolverine’s death at the end of fan favorite movie 2017 Logan.) What we don’t know is that Hugh Jackman watched Reynolds’ moraleand have a personal opinion on the impact of an Oscar nomination on Reynolds’ ego.
Surprisingly, Jackson wasn’t against “Good Morning” for the more obvious reason that it was the worst song of all morale, an upbeat and catchy but also repetitive and empty song that tries to turn “Good afternoon!” into the new “Damn it!” Nominating this number for an Oscar is equivalent to South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut take “Blame Canada” a Best Song nomination. morale has some significantly better music, including soulful by Octavia Spencer “The view from here” and similar feelings of Farrell “Incommutable,” which morale offers full Broadway treatment.
But no, Jackman announced (obviously sticking out his tongue) that he wanted the Academy for “Good Afternoon” to pass because he could have spent a whole year listening to Reynolds “unbearably” about it on dead man 3 shoot. (By the way, in his post, he called the movie Werewolf and Deadpool, a title that has yet to be officially revealed.) “Trust me,” he said. “That’s impossible. That would be a problem… Please, please, from the bottom of my heart, don’t authenticate Ryan Reynolds this way.”
Nominations for the 95th Annual Academy Awards will be announced on January 24, by which time we’ll all have a better idea of whether this year will be tough for Jackman because Reynolds would spend all his time gloating over his nomination, or sulking at not being nominated. Werewolf and Deadpoolor whatever the official title is, is currently scheduled for release on November 8, 2024.