Hugh Jackman is going to desperate lengths (Picture: John Lamparski/Getty Images)
If Hugh Jackman has anything to do with it, Ryan Reynolds won’t be nominated for the best song Oscar.
The actor’s voice was heard in Good Afternoon from Spirited, and while the tune has gone down a treat with punters, including Wolverine star Hugh, when he found out the song had been shortlisted for an Oscar, the claws came out.
Earlier this morning, Hugh, 54, shared a video showing himself talking to the camera as he explains that a potential Oscar nomination for the song from 46-year-old Ryan’s Christmas flick wouldn’t be a good thing.
In fact, Hugh thinks it ‘would make the next year of my life insufferable’.
He said: ‘Hey everybody, it’s 2023 and I really really wanted to send out a positive message at the beginning of the year, but recent events have made that impossible.
The Greatest Showman star then goes on to say ‘don’t get me wrong, I love Spirited, it’s a great movie, we had a blast’ and that he loved the song Good Afternoon and ‘laughed the entire way through’ when he saw it with his family.
But, Ryan receiving a nod for his singing would be bad news.
He said: ‘However, I’ve just heard the Academy have shortlisted Good Afternoon in the best song category. Now, Ryan Reynolds getting a nomination in the best song category would make the next year of my life insufferable.
‘It would — I mean, I have to spend a year with him shooting Wolverine and Deadpool. Trust me, it would be impossible. It would be a problem.’
Could Ryan Reynolds land an Oscar for Spirited? (Picture: Han Myung-Gu/WireImage)
He concluded: ‘So, just to recap, love spirited, love Will [Ferrell] love Octavia [Spencer], love the song, love Benj and Justin [composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul], but please, from the bottom of my heart, do not validate Ryan Reynolds in this way, please.’
Good Afternoon has been named on the Academy’s shortlist for best original song, alongside others including Time from Amsterdam, Nothing Is Lost (You Give Me Strength) from Avatar: The Way of Water, Lift Me Up from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and Hold My Hand from Top Gun: Maverick.
They’re jokesters, these two (Picture: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
For those wondering WTF is going on and have missed the past few years of entertainment news, know that Hugh and Ryan have a gorgeously trolling friendship in which they’ve attempted to one-up one another on social media over the years.
One might have thought with the two icons coming together on screen with their characters, Wolverine and Deadpool, that hatches may have been buried, but if Hugh’s latest clip is anything to go by, you’d be dead(pool) wrong.
Hugh is resorting to desperate measures.