Ryan Reynolds didn’t win a Golden Globe for his performance as Deadpool, but he seems to be taking it pretty well.
Reynolds had been nominated for the award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy for his turn as the pansexual superhero.
However, at the Globes last night, Ryan Gosling clinched the award for his role in La La Land.
The Deadpool star didn’t seem too fussed about the incident, finding some comfort in former Spider-Man Andrew Garfield.
As Gosling walked to the stage, a camera captured the two actors sharing a passionate kiss in the front row.
In his speech, Gosling – who did not appear to notice the kiss – joked: “This isn’t the first time I’ve been mistaken for Ryan Reynolds but I understand. Ryan, obviously there’s been some kind of mistake that I’m up here.”
Comic book fans pointed out that the characters portrayed by Garfield and Reynolds have been romantically linked before, with fans using the nickname ‘Spideypool’ to refer to the pairing.
Reynolds recently hinted that major US film studios avoid putting gay characters in blockbusters due to fears of alienating overseas audiences.
The actor suggested there would not be much resistance to giving the character gay sex scenes in the upcoming sequel – because the film was already banned in China over its vulgar content.
Asked about fears that a gay storyline could alienate overseas audiences, Reynolds replied: “That’s not really a problem for us, because we were banned in China. We were rated ‘f**k you!’ in China.
“I think [his interest in men] could be played up more. He’s an outsider in every way, shape, and form.”