Canadian actors Ryan Gosling and Ryan Reynolds get Golden Globe nominations

The two Canadian actors both received Golden Globe nods

It was a tale of two Ryans during Monday’s Golden Globe nominations announcement, with Canadians Ryan Gosling and Ryan Reynolds both making the cut in the same category.

Gosling of London, Ont., got a nod for best performance by an actor in a motion picture – musical or comedy – for his starring role in “La La Land.” He plays a jazz musician alongside Emma Stone as a struggling actress in the dreamy film by Damien Chazelle.

“La La Land” got a leading seven nominations, followed by Barry Jenkins’s coming-of-age tale “Moonlight” with six nods.

Reynolds, who hails from Vancouver, was nominated for playing a crass superhero in the Marvel comedy “Deadpool.” He stars as a mercenary who goes through a rogue medical experiment that cures his cancer but leaves him disfigured.

“Thank you, Golden Globes!” Reynolds said in a posting on his Twitter account Monday. “As we speak, the entire ‘Deadpool’ team is engaged in a grotesque, early morning tickle-fight.”

On Sunday, Reynolds won a Critics’ Choice Award for best actor in a comedy for his role in the Vancouver-shot film. He also received Entertainment Weekly’s Entertainer of the Year Award at the show, an honour he dedicated to Toronto’s SickKids Foundation and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

The aliens-have-landed drama “Arrival,” by Quebec director Denis Villeneuve, scored Golden Globe nods for star Amy Adams and composer Johann Johannsson. But Villeneuve himself was not honoured.

Regina-born “Orphan Black” star Tatiana Maslany, who got a Golden Globe nomination in 2014, also failed to make the list this year.

And Montreal director Xavier Dolan’s “It’s Only the End of the World,” which is Canada’s submission in the best foreign-language film category at the Oscars, did not get a nomination.

Last year’s Canadian Golden Globe nominees included the Irish-Canadian film “Room,” which was up for best picture and best screenwriter for London, Ont.-based author Emma Donoghue.

The 74th annual Golden Globes will be hosted by Jimmy Fallon on Jan. 8, 2017 in Los Angeles.

The Canadian Press

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