Joy turned to confusion and disappointment for La La Land‘s cast and crew as they discovered Moonlight had actually won.
Unsurprisingly, as La La Land camp grappled with the news they looked bewildered – except for Ryan Gosling, who seemed to find the incident hilarious.
Now we know why he was laughing.
The father-of-two explained his reaction to crowds at a recent event. And after this, we honestly love him even more.
“What really was happening as I was watching — it was surreal anyway — I was watching people start to have this panicked reaction in the crowd, and guys were coming on with headsets, and I felt like someone had been hurt,” the La La Land star said at the Adobe Summit.
“I thought there was some kind of medical situation, and I had this worst case scenario playing out in my head.”
“And then I just heard, ‘Oh Moonlight won,’ and I was so relieved that I started laughing.”
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Yes, that’s right. Ryan Gosling didn’t care the film he starred in had just lost an award. He was so relieved that no one was hurt that he started laughing. Tell me that isn’t the reaction of a selfless man who cares deeply for the welfare of others?
Proving further he could never be a sore loser, Gosling added that he was “thrilled” the rival film had claimed the coveted Academy Award.
“But truthfully, I was also so thrilled that Moonlight won, I know the director,” the 36-year-old said.
“I’ve worked with them before. It’s such a ground-breaking film, made for a million dollars, and incredible achievement and I’m so happy for them that they were being recognised.”
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