Following multiple wins at Sunday’s Critics’ Choice Awards, including Best Actor in a Comedy for Deadpool, it was announced on Monday that the 40-year-old actor is nominated for his first-ever Golden Globe. Reynolds is nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for playing Wade Wilson aka Deadpool.
“Thank you, Golden Globes,” Reynolds wrote on Twitter. “As we speak, the entire Deadpool team is engaged in a grotesque, early morning tickle-fight.”
Thank you, Golden Globes! As we speak, the entire Deadpool team is engaged in a grotesque, early morning tickle-fight. pic.twitter.com/l2LJT32tAi
"Honored to be nominated by the HFPA for a Golden Globe," Reynolds said to ET in a statement. "And possibly more honored the film itself is being recognized this way."
The film, which Reynolds also produced, is nominated for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy against 20th Century Women, Florence Foster Jenkins, La La Land and Sing Street.
Deadpool, an X-Men franchise spin-off which took 11 years for Reynolds to get made, earned over $360 million at the U.S. and Canada box office and became the sixth highest grossing film of 2016. In addition to the Golden Globes, the film has been honored by the Critics’ Choice Awards, MTV Movie Awards, Teen Choice awards and is nominated for several People’s Choice Awards.
Reynolds is just one of many first-time nominees at the 2017 Golden Globes. Other notable first-timers include Charlotte Rampling for London Spy, Mandy Moore for This Is Us, Tom Hiddleston for The Night Manager, Lily Collins for Rules Don’t Apply and Aaron Taylor-Johnson for Nocturnal Animals.
The 74th Golden Globes, which are hosted Jimmy Fallon, will be handed out live on Sunday, Jan. 8, starting at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.