(CNN) — Hugh Jackman shared a plea on Instagram for Academy voters to leave Ryan Reynolds off the nomination list in the best song category for his performance in “Spirited.”
In an adaptation of Charles Dickens’s classic “A Christmas Carol,” Reynolds and Will Ferrell sing “Good Afternoon,” which was shortlisted in the original song category for the 95th Academy Awards.
Jackman explained in a video that a nomination for Reynolds “would make the next year of my life unbearable.”
“This is 2023 and I really, really wanted to send a positive message at the beginning of the year, but recent events have made that impossible,” Jackman said jokingly.
Although he gave a glowing review of the film itself, he said that if Reynolds wins he will gloat and become unbearable.
“I just found out that the Academy has shortlisted ‘Good Afternoon’ in the best song category,” Jackman said. “Now Ryan Reynolds getting a best song nomination would make the next year of my life unbearable. I would. I mean, I have to spend a year with him shooting ‘Wolverine and Deadpool.'”
And he concluded: “So, to recap: I love ‘Spirited’, I love Will, I love Octavia, I love the song ‘Good Afternoon’. But please, please, from the bottom of my heart, do not validate Ryan Reynolds like this. Please.”
Reynolds, who had jokingly feuded with Jackman for years, responded with a tweet.
“I think the deepfakes who sang and danced like me and Will would love to perform at the Oscars,” he wrote, adding in a caption. protects the rear: “Y, ¿’Wolverine and Deadpool’, amigo?”.
Jackman also made the case that Wolverine would be the real star of his collaboration with Reynolds in a new interview for CNN’s “Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace?”
“I understand that in the next ‘Deadpool’ movie, even though your character Logan or Wolverine was killed off in the last movie, you’ll be playing Wolverine for the 10th time. Why?” Wallace asked.
“I mean, you categorize it as the ‘Deadpool’ movie. We like to call it ‘Wolverine 10’ in our house,” Jackman joked in response.
The actor said he plans to train for six months to get into physical shape for a return to the role, which in the past has meant eating about “19 chickens a day.”
“I’m healthy. I’ve got a good starting point,” Jackman told Wallace. “And sorry chickens. Run a mile. Start running now because I’m coming for you.”
To see more with Hugh Jackman, the new episodes of “Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace?” they premiere Fridays on HBO Max and Sundays at 7 p.m. ET on CNN.