It’s a lovely night for the La La Land star Ryan Gosling as he won the award for best actor in a comedy-musical at this year’s Golden Globes.
“This isn’t the first time I’ve been mistake with Ryan Reynolds, but it’s getting out of hand,” he joked in his acceptance speech.
“You don’t get to be up here without standing on the shoulders of a mountain. While I was singing and dancing and playing piano … my lady was raising our daughter, pregnant with our second and trying to help her brother with his battle with cancer,” he continued.
He dedicated the award to Juan Carlos Mendes, Eve Mendes’ older brother, saying “Sweetheart, thank you.”
Mendes’ brother died in April after surviving from cancer. Though his wife staying at home with their two daughters, Esmeralda Amada, 2, and Amada Lee, 8 months, instead of attending the show with Gosling
“She’s at home with our girls,” he told ET’s Nancy O’Dell.
“All the clichés are true,” he said of fatherhood. “It’s a dream. They’re angels, and they have heaven eyes.”
Gosling stars as Sebastian in Damien Chazelle’s sweeping musical, an idealistic jazz pianist who falls for an actress named Mia, played by Emma Stone. Although Gosling had some musical experience (remember his Mickey Mouse Club days?), still he had to take extensive piano and dance lessons to play the dreamy musician, he told EW, last year. that starring in a musical presented a whole new set of challenges as an actor.
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“I think what worried me the most was just losing track of the characters when the musical numbers came in,” Gosling told EW. “[The key was] bridging that gap and making sure that the people singing those songs were the same people in the scenes that you saw beforehand and that you didn’t lose track of them.”
In this year’s Golden Globe, La La Land led with total seven nominations, including best director for Chazelle, best musical or comedy, and best actress in a musical or comedy for Stone. Gosling beat out Hugh Grant in Florence Foster Jenkins, Colin Farrell in The Lobster, Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool, and Jonah Hill in War Dogs.
The annual 74th Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Jimmy Fallon, are broadcasting live from Los Angeles on NBC.