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Ryan Gosling Finally Explained Why He Couldn't Stop Laughing During The Disastrous Oscars Mix-Up

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

In case you've somehow managed to block it from your memory, you definitely remember the cringeworthy Oscars fiasco that went down last month. In all honesty, it's still hard to watch.

Video of the whole #BestPicture disaster, including Warren Beatty trying to tell people what happened.

ICYMI: La La Land was given the award for Best Picture. The problem was, Moonlight really won and there was some sort of crazy mix-up with the cards. It was a mess, people were shocked, everything was a disaster.

And while many on stage were visibly shaken and confused as mayhem ensued, Ryan Gosling was cool as a cucumber, giggling through it all.

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But don't think he wasn't shocked! In an interview at the Adobe Summit on Wednesday, Ryan explained what was really running through his mind.

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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," he said.

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"I thought there was some kind of medical situation, and I had this worst-case scenario playing out in my head. And then I just heard Oh, 'Moonlight' won, and I was so relieved that I started laughing."

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Despite the mix-up, Ryan was pretty pumped for his peers.

"But truthfully, I was also so thrilled that Moonlight won. I know the director…I’ve worked with them before. It’s such a ground breaking film, made for a million dollars, an incredible achievement, and I’m so happy for them that they were being recognized."

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Something else Ryan finds hilarious? Being a living, breathing, viral meme. He spoke about one in particular — the one where he refuses to eat cereal.

I think what is happening with the cereal one, which is interesting, is that made me aware of the potential power of them. There was a kid named Ryan McHenry, who I think was Scottish, and was high and watching the film Drive with cereal and thought it was really funny to try and make it look like I wouldn’t eat my cereal.

It just caught on to the point where I couldn’t even leave my house in LA and go walk down the street without people yelling at me, "Why won’t you eat your cereal?" It even got to the point where when I would film a scene, sometimes I would see the spoon coming out and I would think, This guy’s going to cereal the piece.

When the creator of the video died from cancer, Ryan ended up uploading a video of himself eating cereal to Vine to bring it "full circle."

I had this weird relationship to it. It was a part of my day to day. So, eventually [McHenry] got cancer and passed away, and it was strange because I didn’t know this person and I never met him — yet he was a part of my life and I was for him in a small way. And the only thing I could think to do was to eat my cereal. So I just filmed a little Vine of me doing that…and it felt full circle and closed and, you know, it struck me that also there was inconsequential things…there’s kind of a connective power...yet to be tapped. Right now, it’s sort of a Bambi on Ice phase.

In Gosling we trust. 🙏


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