And it all makes sense now.
The Academy Awards Best Picture mix up, that happened just over a month ago, will go down in history as one of the most awkward Oscars moments of all time.
The envelope fail saw La La Land mistakenly announced as the Best Picture winner, when in fact the film that really won was Moonlight, something that wasn’t brought to everyone’s attention until the La La Land crew were already halfway through their acceptance speeches.
It was a truly awkward moment and the cast and crew from both films couldn’t hide their shock at the unprecedented mix up. One person who confused people with their reaction, however, was Ryan Gosling, who looked surprisingly upbeat and couldn’t help but laugh through the mix up.
Just yesterday, while speaking at the Adobe Summit in Las Vegas, Ryan explained his unusual reaction, and it turns out all of that laughing was out of relief.
‘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,’ he explained. ‘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,’ he continued. ‘But truthfully, I was also so thrilled that Moonlight won, I know the director. 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 recognized.’
His co-star Emma Stone certainly seemed to agree, explaining ‘I fucking love Moonlight. God, I love Moonlight so much. I am so excited for Moonlight. And of course, it was an amazing thing to hear La La Land. I think we all would have loved to win Best Picture, but we are so excited for Moonlight. I think it is one of the best films of all time, so I was pretty beside myself.’