The picture of Ryan Gosling seemingly unable to hide his laughter at the Oscars – as the Best Picture gong was whipped from under the nose of his ‘La La Land’ crew – really summed the evening up.
Covering his mouth as the chaos ensued, he looked like how we all felt – confused, mildly horrified, but mostly amused.
Now he’s explained just what was going through his mind at the time.
“I thought there was some kind of medical situation, and I had this worst-case scenario playing out in my head,” Gosling said during a Q&A at the Adobe Summit in Las Vegas.
“And then I just heard Moonlight won and I was so relieved that I started laughing.”
He added that the whole business was a little bit ‘surreal’.
“Truthfully, I was also so thrilled that Moonlight won,” he said.
“It’s such a groundbreaking film, made for a million dollars, and incredible achievement and I’m so happy for them that they were being recognized.”
It’s not like ‘La La Land’ came home empty-handed anyway – it won Best Director for Damien Chazelle, Best Actress for Emma Stone, Best Original Score for Justin Hurwitz, Best Original Song, Best Production Design and Best Cinematography.
So there’s that.
Revisit the amazing moment below…