Hugh Jackman Sends Out A Special Message About Ryan Reynolds and His Oscar Shortlisted Song ‘Good Afternoon’

In anticipation of the upcoming Wolverine and Deadpool crossover film (Deadpool 3), Hugh Jackman continues to trade jabs with co-star Ryan Reynolds, this time over a celebrated song from the recent Apple TV+ hit holiday film, Spirited. The original song “Good Afternoon” was a standout, described in the Awards Radar review for the film as “ripped right out of a PG-13 version of Mary Poppins.

The song, “Good Afternoon,” made the Oscar shortlist with fourteen other original pieces up for Best Original Song. It was written by the Academy Award-winning team of Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (La La Land), Khiyon Hursey, Sukari Jones and Mark Sonnenblick. The song is performed in Spirited by Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell and 40 other performers in a full on performance that feels straight out of a classic Hollywood musical with a touch of Python-esque humor. You can watch our full interview with Pasek, Paul and Hursey where they discuss the passion and creativity injected into the tune.

We will not tell you who to side with, Reynolds or Jackman, but be sure to check out Hugh’s desperate plea below.

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Written by Steven Prusakowski

Steven Prusakowski has been a cinephile as far back as he can remember, literally. At the age of ten, while other kids his age were sleeping, he was up into the late hours of the night watching the Oscars. Since then, his passion for film, television, and awards has only grown. For over a decade he has reviewed and written about entertainment through publications including Awards Circuit and Screen Radar. He has conducted interviews with some of the best in the business - learning more about them, their projects and their crafts. He is a graduate of the RIT film program. You can find him on Twitter and Letterboxd as @FilmSnork – we don’t know why the name, but he seems to be sticking to it.

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