Ryan Reynolds Promises To Show Up And ‘Embarrass Myself’ If ‘Spirited’ Tune Scores Oscar Nod

Painters stand on platforms as they repaint the Hollywood sign in preparation for its 100th anniversary in 2023, in Hollywood on September 28, 2022. - A team of 10 painters will work eight weeks and use almost 400 gallons of paint as the iconic Tinsletown landmark gets a makeover ahead of it's 100th anniversary in 2023. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • In a video posted just after the new year, Jackman begged the Academy not to nominate Reynolds, claiming it would “make the next year of my life insufferable.”
  • Reynolds responded with a video of his own, first calling on the Academy to nominate Jackman for his role in “The Son” and then, after apparently pretending to shut the feed off, mumbled under his breath about him.
  • The one person likely to be disappointed — should “Spirited” get the nod and land Reynolds alongside Ferrell on the Oscars’ stage — is “X-Men” actor Hugh Jackman.

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