Ryan Reynolds had a lot to celebrate this weekend, as his FX docuseries, Welcome to Wrexham, won five awards at the 2023 Creative Arts Emmys on Jan. 7. The show, which follows the actor and his co-owner Rob McElhenney as they try to revive a Welsh soccer club, took home the trophies for cinematography, editing, directing, sound mixing and Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program.
The Deadpool star shared his joy on Instagram, posting a hilarious photo of himself wearing a three-piece suit and a Deadpool helmet, while holding a pair of comfy house slippers. The photo, taken by his wife Blake Lively, was captioned, “photo: my instagram boyfriend.” He also added, “F–k it. They won’t see below the waist.”
Blake Lively, who has been married to Reynolds since 2012, can be seen smiling in the mirror behind him. The couple, who have four children together, are known for their playful banter and pranks on social media. They often tease each other about their careers, their looks, and their friends, such as Taylor Swift.
Welcome to Wrexham: the docuseries that earned Ryan Reynolds five Emmys
The duo bought the Wrexham A.F.C. in 2020, after a fan vote approved their takeover. They have since invested in the club’s infrastructure, staff, and players, and have documented their journey in the docuseries. Welcome to Wrexham premiered in November 2022, and has received critical acclaim and fan support.
Reynolds and McElhenney also posted a video of their acceptance speech on Instagram, which featured Reynolds, as Deadpool, interrupting McElhenney. “Mr. Lively couldn’t be here to accept this broken Emmy, so he sent me on his behalf,” Reynolds said. “I’d also like to thank the Academy, for this honor and for not asking us to attend the televised awards show with the real celebrities.