“This isn’t the first time I’ve been mistaken for Ryan Reynolds,” Gosling began, poking fun at Reynolds who was also nominated for Best Actor in a Comedy/Musical for Deadpool.
“You don’t get to be here without standing on the shoulders’ of a mountain of people,” he continued. “There’s just no time to thank everyone but would like to try and thank one person properly.
“While I was singing and dancing and playing piano, and having one of the best experiences I’ve ever had on a film, my lady was raising our daughter, pregnant with our second, and trying to help her brother fight his battle with cancer.”
“If she hadn’t taken all that on so that I could have this experience, it would surely be someone else up here other than me today. So, sweetheart, thank you. To my daughters, Amada and Esmerelda, I love you.” Watch below.
Gosling then dedicated the award to the memory of Mendes brother, Juan Carlos Mendes, while being clapped off stage.
Meanwhile, Gosling’s film La La Land won a record-breaking number of awards, with Gosling’s co-star Emma Stone taking home Best Actress in a Musical. Some critics on Twitter were angered Moonlight didn’t win more awards.
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