2017: The year Ryan Gosling single-handedly made love a thing again.
The actor won Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Sunday night at the Golden Globes for his magical portrayal of a jazz pianist in Hollywood in La La Land, but what he'll be remembered for long after the film leaves theaters will be his loving, kind, honest, and sweet acceptance speech in honor of his wife, Eva Mendes.
Mendes was noticeably absent from the award show where Gosling was predicted to win. But Gosling explained why his wife wasn't present by explaining the tumultuous year she's had dealing with her brother's ailing health.
I’d like to try and thank one person properly, and to say that while I was singing and dancing and playing piano and having one of the best experiences I’ve 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. If she hadn’t taken all that on so that I could have this experience, it would surely be someone else up here other than me today. So, sweetheart, thank you. To my daughters, Amada and Esmerelda, I love you. And if I may, I’d like to dedicate this to the memory of her brother, Juan Carlos Mendes.
Immediately following Gosling's incredibly romantic gesture, the Internet lit up with fans confirming Gosling's status as the ultimate heartthrob — yet another loss for Reynolds. If we're this shaken up at the Globes, just imagine what Ryan has in store for the Oscars.
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