Hey Girl, Ryan Gosling's Explanation for Laughing During That Oscars Flub Is Finally Here

And it's perfection.

Remember when La La Land accidentally won best picture over Moonlight at the Oscars, and everyone spent a full minute on stage in panicked confusion making the IRL version of this face? 😱 . Well, everyone except Ryan Gosling, who was standing in a corner laughing to himself.

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"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. I thought there was some kind of medical situation, and I had this worst case scenario playing out in my head."

Gosling was the only person on stage who seemed genuinely amused instead of horrified, and he's finally explaining himself:

Poor panicked, good-hearted Ryan Gosling. But wait, there's more!

"And then I just heard, 'Oh, Moonlight won,' and I was so relieved that I started laughing. But truthfully, I was also so thrilled that Moonlight won, I know the director…I've worked with them before. 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."

Bless this angel of a man.

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Mehera Bonner
Entertainment Editor

Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.