The Canadians-turned-Hollywood heavyweights were each nominated for Best Comedy Actor, but Reynolds took the award for “Deadpool.” When the duo got together for a quick chat and photo session during a commercial break, photographers inside the posh event hustled to snap the perfect shot.
Buzzfeed wrote that “our Ryan dreams came true,” while many fans took to Twitter to thank Canada for the moment. It wasn’t just fans who got excited by the duo — it was also the media covering the event. Check out some of the best reactions to the bromance:
— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) December 12, 2016
— Imer Wimers (@Imahlives) December 12, 2016
Ryan Gosling and Ryan Reynolds at the 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards (mcavoys.tumblr) pic.twitter.com/oGDthM80i1
— Best of Ryan Gosling (@badpostryan) December 12, 2016
— ExtraTV (@extratv) December 12, 2016
— Access Hollywood (@accesshollywood) December 12, 2016
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) December 12, 2016
— EntertainmentTonight (@etnow) December 12, 2016
Presenting several very important photos of Ryan Gosling and Ryan Reynolds pointing at each other https://t.co/nYoNRdPbiY
— The Cut (@TheCut) December 12, 2016
— Christopher Watcher (@isWatching) December 12, 2016
Gosling rocked a tie-less look, while Reynolds wore a traditional black bow tie. Curiously, neither opted for a Canadian tuxedo.
Eventually, Reynolds made an emotional speech after also winning the Entertainer of the Year award, dedicating the victory to the Make-a-Wish foundation and the Sick Kids Foundation of Toronto.
“Two incredible organizations who do so much for so many kids in need,” he said.
It was a big night for Reynolds, who also dedicated the award to two particular cancer victims, Connor McGrath and Grace Bowen.
“They didn’t lose the battle, they started a fight and it’s up to us to finish it,” the “Deadpool” star said.