Ryan Reynolds was up bright and early when the 2017 Golden Globe nominations were announced, but not just because of the excitement over his “Deadpool” nomination.
“With an 8-week-old baby, I was already up,” Reynolds tells ET Canada’s Cheryl Hickey.
Reynolds’ “Deadpool” landed two Globe nominations, for Best Picture in the Musical Or Comedy category and for the actor himself. Reynolds revealed that he and wife Blake Lively will definitely be celebrating the film’s nominations.
“I think tonight, we’re gonna go out for a nice dinner. I think we’re going to have date night, just she and I,” he says. “I owe her that too because… I would characterize her as an invisible partner in this whole thing. She was so helpful with ‘Deadpool’ and I bounced so many ideas off of her, and I worked with her with so many of the little nuances on the character. She’s been a de facto coach for me in so many ways.”
“I owe her a big one and I think tonight she’s gonna cash in,” Reynolds says.
Reynolds won’t be the only Canadian Ryan representing Canada at the Golden Globes in January. “La La Land” star Ryan Gosling will face-off against Reynolds in the Best Actor Comedy Or Musical category.
“We can’t usually tell each other apart,” Reynolds jokes. “I do love it when people mistake me for Ryan Gosling. I always whisper ‘upgrade.'”
“It’s pretty cool,” he says of being nominated in the same category as Gosling. “Ryan is one of the most-gifted actors, certainly not just in Canada but all over the world. Just to be in the same category as him is pretty exceptional and amazing for me.”
“And I love the guy as a human being,” he adds. “He’s just a good, good soul so that doesn’t hurt either.”
The Golden Globes ceremony will take place on Jan. 8, 2017.