The “La La Land” team had the rug pulled out from under them after their movie was mistakenly announced as the winner for Best Picture at the Academy Awards.
Lead actor Ryan Gosling was arguably the most entertained person at the awards show, laughing onstage when it was revealed that “Moonlight” had actually won the Oscar. What can you say?” the Canadian star told the Associated Press. “I was very happy for ‘Moonlight’ at the same time. It’s such a wonderful film. It’s great to see such great work acknowledged.”
He later recalled what sparked his giggle fit while at the Adobe Summit in Las Vegas on Wednesday. “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,” Gosling said.
“I thought there was some kind of medical situation, and I had this worst-case scenario playing out in my head,” he added. “And then I just heard ‘Moonlight’ won and I was so relieved that I started laughing.”
The star of the upcoming film “Song to Song” also expressed, to the Associated Press, his desire to return to the director’s chair. Gosling, 36, made his directorial debut in the 2014 film “Lost River”, which starred his partner Eva Mendes. “It was one of the best experiences of my professional life,” the “Notebook” star said. “I look forward to doing it again.”
And despite his busy schedule as one of Hollywood’s most sought after stars, Gosling makes sure to make time for his family. Gosling and Mendes recently took their daughters Esmeralda, 2, and Amada, 10 months, to Jungle Island zoo in Miami for a private tour — according to Us Weekly.
His new movie “Song to Song” premiered at SXSW on March 10 with a wide release on March 17. The experimental romantic drama stars Gosling alongside Natalie Portman, Michael Fassbender, Cate Blanchett and Val Kilmer.