Hey girl, it's just a silly awards show. Take your cue from Ryan Gosling and laugh off the Oscars 2017 mistakes. Gosling's many Winona-level expressions turned the night into one giant meme factory, culminating in the most appropriate reaction to the "La La Land" vs. "Moonlight" Best Picture oops.
The Gos was in his own la la land all night. He dodged the candy falling from the sky, kissed a stranger about to be wed by Denzel Washington, and looked bemused as his fellow "La La Land" peeps both won and sort-of-won Academy Awards.
Emma Stone won Best Actress in a Leading Role for "La La Land," and her name unexpectedly came up again when Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announced "La La Land" as Best Picture before revealing it should've been "Moonlight." Beatty said his card said "Emma Stone, 'La La Land'" on it.
On stage, Stone was clearly shocked by the quick change from "La La Land" to "Moonlight," and she was seen saying, "Oh my god":
Backstage, Stone reacted to the idea that Beatty and Dunaway had her Best Actress card, telling the press:
"I also was holding my Best Actress in a Leading Role card that entire time. I don't mean to start stuff, but whatever story that was..."
But -- as Deadline pointed out -- Pricewaterhouse has two envelopes for every winner, so somehow the ill-fated Best Picture tag team of Beatty and Dunaway ended up being handed the copy of Stone's win. The accounting firm apologized for their mistake.
Not looking chill about the error? "La La Land" director Damien Chazelle:
You also have to appreciate the audience's expressions (Matt Damon! Michelle Williams! The Rock!) while the whole thing played out:
But you know who seemed fine with it? Gosling. Photos caught him giggling as the rest of the "La La Land" team looked shocked:
And why not?
Gosling was up for Best Actor, but lost to Casey Affleck, and his reaction to that was also noteworthy:
ryan gosling made such a good reaction meme when casey affleck won best actor im crying pic.twitter.com/JkbrH9uznE— morgan (@dirtyteacups) February 27, 2017
He was just a joy to watch all night:
Very true. Perhaps he was the Leo we needed this year.
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