When Hugh Jackman woke on Tuesday to the news that he’d received an Emmy nomination, he wasted no time in using it as fuel for the long-running faux feud with Ryan Reynolds.
Jackman received his fifth Emmy nomination on Tuesday in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie category for his performance in HBO’s “Bad Education.” He portrayed Frank Tassone, a former superintendent who went to prison for embezzling $11.2 million from the Roslyn, N.Y. school district.
There’s no way Hugh Jackman would let such a big life moment go by without finding a way to wield it against his frenemy, Ryan, from whom he expected a lot of bitterness and anger over the big news.
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“I don’t think he’s going to get out of bed for three days. There could be a lot of bitterness and anger seeping through. It’s going to be a tough day for him,” Jackman told The Associated Press.
The funny feud between @RealHughJackman and @VancityReynolds continues with Jackman joking that his #Emmy nomination might leave pal Reynolds feeling bitter. pic.twitter.com/Ga8sJYqdcU
— AP Entertainment (@APEntertainment) July 29, 2020
As anticipated, Reynolds reacted in shades of green, as seen in this snarky “congratulations” video:
Careful @VancityReynolds … you’re looking a bit green. (Thank you @TelevisionAcad for making this moment possible!). #EmmyNominations #BadEducation pic.twitter.com/zDBIMuDt4L
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) July 28, 2020
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Jackman said he was stoked about the nomination. “I’ve been in the business maybe 25, 26 years? So, I know it doesn’t come around all that often,” he told AP. Followers of this fun feud know, at least 10 of those years were occupied by these two plotting against each other.