Well now we finally know why he thought the whole thing was do damn funny! He spoke at the Adobe Summit about the experience.
“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,” Gosling said.
“I thought there was some kind of medical situation, and I had this worst case scenario playing out in my head,” he continued. “And then I just heard, ‘Oh Moonlight won,’ and I was so relieved that I started laughing.”
However Gosling, ever the gentleman, very graciously said that he's really glad Moonlight won over La La Land.
“But truthfully, I was also so thrilled that Moonlight won, I know the director,” he said. “I’ve worked with them before. It’s such a ground breaking film, made for a million dollars, and incredible achievement and I’m so happy for them that they were being recognised.”
Just another reason to love him!