He TOTALLY deserves it!
Every year, the stars align for one artist, and they get catapulted into mega-stardom — and in 2016, that was Ryan Reynolds! And now it’s official as Entertainment Weekly just named him their Entertainer of the Year!
Not only did the 40-year-old welcome a second daughter with wife Blake Lively in September, but the star’s superhero flick Deadpool broke all kinds of records! And let’s not forget he was also named one of GQ‘s “Men of the Year” and attended Taylor Swift‘s 4th of July party!
Reynolds isn’t blind to his AH-Mazing year though as he told EW:
“I hate to sound overly sentimental, but I had a good year.”
Yeah, we’d say so!
But the Hollywood hottie knows how lucky he is to have his family too, especially with a little down time:
“I have great kids under 2, so that’s the kind of stuff you focus on.”
Of course the wisecracking star added:
“The rest of the year they’re dead to me.”
As far as the father-of-two’s superhero success, he says there was “no way” he thought the action flick would be as successful as it was, adding:
“I knew that this was going to speak to the very core of the Deadpool fan base, and I knew they would embrace it. I think it just really landed at a fortunate time. We were right at ├óΓé¼╦£peak superhero,’ particularly in the sense that the superheroes were all intermittently clenching their jaw muscles and brooding. Deadpool came along and sort of threw all that on its ass.”
EW Executive Editor Sean Smith spoke on Ryan’s 2016 success, saying:
“After 20 years in the business, he has proven that things really do get better with age and we’re thrilled to be giving him this honour this year. We’re not the only ones are high on Ryan this year, he is getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame which is fantastic and long overdue.”
RyRey’s incredible year may not be over yet as he is also nominated for a couple Critics’ Choice Awards for Best Actor in an Action Movie and Best Actor in a Comedy — both for Deadpool!
Let us know your thoughts on Ryan landing Entertainer of the Year and make sure you tune in to see if the actor nabs a couple awards this Sunday at 8 p.m. EST on A&E!
And if you want to read more about Reynolds’ fantastic year, you can pick up the latest copy of EW when it hits newsstands Friday!