Heartfelt Gosling Speech Gets a Lot of Love

He delivers emotional tribute to 'sweetheart'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 9, 2017 12:37 AM CST

Ryan Gosling is getting a lot of love for his Golden Globes acceptance speech, in which he delivered an emotional tribute to "sweetheart" Eva Mendes. Gosling, who won Best Actor in a Comedy Film for his performance in La La Land, joked about being mistaken for Ryan Reynolds and then got serious, USA Today reports. "You don’t get to be up here without standing on the shoulders of a mountain of people," he said. "While I was singing and dancing and playing piano and having one 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," Gosling continued. "Sweetheart, thank you." He dedicated his prize to the memory of Mendes' brother, who died of cancer in April last year at the age of 53. Time reports that admirers swooned over the real-life version of the Feminist Ryan Gosling meme. "Ryan Gosling just made my heart burst into a million little love pieces with the speech," tweeted Jade Tolbert. "What a great man and hubby!" (A lot of other Twitter users were busy mocking Michael Keaton's unfortunate mix-up.)

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