Ebon Moss-Bachrach Thanks Taylor Swift in Critics Choice Awards Victory

Published January 15, 2024

During the recent Critics Choice Awards on January 14, actor Ebon Moss-Bachrach was bestowed the award for Best Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series for his portrayal of Richie in the acclaimed series The Bear. In an unexpected twist, superstar Taylor Swift emerged as part of his victory narrative. Moss-Bachrach's heartfelt acceptance speech included acknowledgements to significant collaborators, among them, he specifically expressed gratitude to both Olivia Colman and Taylor Swift, highlighting them as his 'two special scene partners this year'.

Taylor Swift, having noticed the mention, conveyed her excitement and extended 'Congratulations!!' to Moss-Bachrach on the social media platform formerly known as Twitter. The reference pertained to an episode titled 'Forks,' in which Richie, navigating the challenges of a high-end restaurant operated by Colman's character Chef Terry, ultimately experiences a moment of triumph. This victory is encapsulated in a memorable moment where Richie jubilantly sings Swift's re-recorded 'Love Story (Taylor’s Version)' while driving.

The second season of The Bear is notable for incorporating several nods to Taylor Swift. Events range from Richie's effort to secure tickets to Taylor Swift's The Eras Tour for his daughter to a scene where Tiffany, portrayed by Gillian Jacobs, dons a 1989 album-themed shirt during a Christmas dinner. These touches have certainly appealed to the wide fanbase of the music icon.

The ceremony's aftermath has set the stage for other award shows, such as the Emmys, prompting audiences to tune in with renewed interest to see if the trend of pop culture references continues on the award stage.

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