“Diolch! Cymru Am Byth!” – Ryan Reynolds Lands His First Emmy Nomination for ‘Welcome to Wrexham’

Published 07/12/2023, 4:39 PM EDT

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Ryan Reynolds is a fan favorite both on and off-screen. The Deadpool 3 and Free Guy’star expanded his horizons by diving into the realm of reality TV. His docuseries, titled Welcome to Wrexham, chronicles Reynolds and his co-owner Rob McElhenney’s ambitious endeavor to breathe new life into a tier-V Welsh football club. The series has garnered immense popularity among both critics and devoted fans alike.

The Hollywood stars’ new show debuted on FX in May 2023 with a second season in the works. It captures their journey in molding Wrexham AFC. They strive to rejuvenate the club while fostering meaningful connections within the local community. And their efforts at the docuseries have borne incredible fruition.

Ryan Reynolds’ Welcome to Wrexham lands him his first Emmy nomination

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The Emmy voters have taken notice of the show and Ryan Reynolds was quick to share this news via his Threads account. The show is deemed worthy of a nomination for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program, along with five others. This recognition marks Reynolds’ first Emmy nomination. The struggles of the actor as her formed a bond with this team and formed a partnership are clearly reflected here.

In total, the show has been nominated in six categories which include – Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program, Outstanding Cinematography For A Reality Program, Outstanding Directing For A Reality Program, Outstanding Picture Editing For An Unstructured Reality Program, Outstanding Sound Editing For A Nonfiction Or Reality Program, Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Reality Program.

The Canadian actor was pleasantly surprised and understandably emotional by his recent Emmy nomination. Taking to Threads, he expressed his gratitude and excitement for the recognition and even showcased his Welsh skills by writing Diolch! Cymru am byth!” which means “Thank you! Wales forever! in the native language.Z

His co-owner and co-star Rob McElhenney also took to the app to congratulate and appreciate the team behind their show. “We are so proud of this show and the incredible group of people who worked tirelessly to make it happen.” McElhenney wrote. He added, Diolch yn fawr iawn!! (Thank you very much!)” And an Emmy could be Reynolds’ latest proudest achievement as Wrexham co-owner.

Getting 6 Emmy nominations is no slight feat and for Wrexham, this is a big achievement.

Excitement, pride, and recognition for Wrexham

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Locals, supporters, and fans of both Wrexham and Ryan Reynolds feel excitement, pride, and a sense of accomplishment. The journey of a fifth-tier football club going on to tell its journey with an Emmy nomination is a matter of significant pride for fans.

“Congratulations guys, a brilliant series and a brilliant investment in Wrexham the town. ❤️” a fan showered support while another wrote, “The program was not only compelling to watch, it’s been an absolute joy getting to know the folks and fandom of #Wrexham since then. Thank you @vancityreynolds @robmcelhenney 🙌.”

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Regardless of whether Welcome to Wrexham emerges victorious at the Emmy Awards, it has already deeply touched the hearts of countless viewers across the globe. This remarkable show has not only brought immense joy to fans, but it also has brought about positive developments for the soccer club and the town of Wrexham. Tourism, investment, and recognition have all experienced a significant surge thanks to this captivating series. So what’s next?

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What do you think of Welcome to Wrexham and its Emmy nominations? Let us know in the comments below!

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Imteshal Karim

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Imteshal Karim is a Hollywood News reporter at NetflixJunkie. With a penchant for writing in multiple forms, he is a published writer with his works published in anthologies. A star at his college’s writing competitions, he loves telling a good story and hopes to tell impactful ones about the unexplored side of the Entertainment industry.

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