Taylor Swift Congratulates Ebon Moss-Bachrach for ‘The Bear’ Critics Choice Awards Win

Taylor Swift is raising a glass to Ebon Moss-Bachrach after The Bear actor named the pop star in his acceptance speech at the 2024 Critics Choice Awards.

Moss-Bachrach took home the award for best supporting actor in a comedy series for his work on The Bear, on which he portrays Richard ‘Richie’ Jerimovich, on Sunday night (Jan. 14).

“Congratulations!!” Swift wrote to the actor, with a few friendly emojis. Her message on Monday afternoon was posted in reply to a headline about his acceptance speech.

Why did Swift single out The Bear star with a congratulatory message? Well, he gave her a shout-out while he was at the podium at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California.

During his speech, in which he thanked the The Bear‘s production team and his family, Moss-Bachrach mentioned, “I’ve got to thank my two special scene partners, Olivia Colman and Taylor Swift.”

The actor was referencing an episode in season two of the Hulu series that has his character, Richie, belting out “Love Story (Taylor’s Version)” on his drive home.


“It’s a really beautiful experience to take this man kind of from a tough place into the light. It’s not often you get to do that, I think, to play joy,” the actor said of his experience on The Bear.

See Swift’s tweet below. Check out the full winners list from the 2024 Critics Choice Awards here.

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