Few people know how to handle compliments, but you’d think celebrities would be used to the attention by now.
Not so Ryan Gosling, whose bashful reaction to Emma Stone’s lavish praise has caught the internet’s attention – because, put simply, it’s just adorable.
Emma’s emotional, rushed acceptance speech for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role – “I feel like I’m going to faint,” she says at one point – reaches a moment of calm when she starts talking about Ryan.
“Ryan, you’re the best,” she begins. “That’s just the truth. No-one can argue it.” Cue camera pan to Ryan, who is visibly unsure how to handle the attention and covers his face with his hand. And the hearts of women everywhere melted:
Stone goes onto address the “scary” political climate and gets quite personal, saying, “I was just going to say that I feel insecure, a lot of the time, genuinely, and feeling like I could deserve anything like this requires a little bit of mental gymnastics for me.” Watch the full speech below: