Ryan Gosling’s Golden Globe speech was always going to tug at the heartstrings, but even we weren’t expecting this touching tribute. Accepting an award for his performance in the critically-acclaimed musical comedy movie La La Land, which grossed $85 million worldwide, Gosling thanked his co-star Emma Stone, director Damien Chazelle, and finally his partner Eva Mendes.
Gosling stated that while he had been filming La La Land, the actress and mother of his two daughters had been caring for her terminally ill brother while pregnant. “You don’t get to be up here without standing on the shoulders of a mountain of people,” Gosling stated.
“While I was singing and dancing and playing piano and having one of the best experiences I 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,” he continued.“If she hadn’t have taken all that on so that I could have this experience, there would surely be someone else up here other than me today. So sweetheart, thank you.” Gosling concluded his speech by dedicating the much sought-after award to the memory of Eva Mendes’ older brother Carlos, who died last April following a protracted struggle with cancer. Unsurprisingly the actor’s many fans were quick to display their support of the speech over social media, swooning over the gesture on social media. Personally, I can’t wait to see him hunt androids opposite Harrison Ford’s Rick Deckard. In the meantime, Gosling’s been keeping himself grounded by reading out loud these hilarious tweets about himself along with Margot Robbie and Bryan Cranston.