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Welcome to Wrexham wins big at the Emmys!

THE documentary “Welcome to Wrexham” clinched an impressive five awards at the 2023 Creative Arts Emmys. The icing on the cake? A surprise appearance by Hollywood A-lister Ryan Reynolds, donning his Deadpool alter-ego in a thank-you video that left fans both amused and delighted.

As reported by the BBC, the heartfelt video initially featured Rob McElhenney, Reynolds’ partner in the documentary, expressing his gratitude. “Wow, an Emmy, what an incredible honour,” McElhenney exclaimed. “There’s so many people to thank. I’ve been waiting for this moment for 16 years so I’ve got a lot to say.”

However, the unexpected highlight of the evening unfolded when Reynolds, known for his portrayal of Deadpool in the Marvel trilogy, stepped into character. “First and foremost, Wrexham, we love you,” he declared. “Thank you for letting Rob and the other guy tell your story.”

Injecting a dose of Welsh spirit, Reynolds added, “Cymru am byth, bitches,” translating to “Wales forever, bitches.” The actor continued his acceptance speech with Deadpool’s signature wit, thanking The Academy and playfully acknowledging their absence from the televised awards show with “real celebrities.”

Expressing gratitude to FX and Disney for their support, Reynolds cheekily hinted at a deal with his wife, Blake Lively, regarding his next movie, Deadpool 3, set to premiere on July 26, 2024, alongside Hugh Jackman.

“Lastly, The Oscars, you’re on notice motherf**kers,” Reynolds concluded. “Maybe we can get a token VFX nod next year. The amount of work on Hugh and Ryan’s face alone is at least worth a nod.”

“Welcome to Wrexham” secured its victories in Outstanding Picture Editing For An Unstructured Reality Program, Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program, Outstanding Directing For A Reality Program, Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Reality Program (Single or Multi-Camera), and Outstanding Cinematography For A Reality Program.

Although Wrexham’s triumph was undeniably spectacular, HBO’s “The Last of Us” adaptation emerged as the overall champion, seizing eight awards at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony. This included recognitions for Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series, Outstanding Sound Editing, Outstanding Main Title Design, and Outstanding Special Visual Effects, among others.

The night was a celebration of outstanding achievements in the world of television, with Wrexham proudly standing as a symbol of success, resilience, and a touch of irreverent humour.