We know, a lot
went wrong happened at the Oscars last night.
But one of the best things to come out of the night was a half second interaction between Ryan Gosling and a ‘normal’ (as in, not uber famous) woman who had been lead into the Oscars ceremony as part of an elaborate Jimmy Kimmel prank that saw surprised tourists enter the Dolby Theatre mid-way through the Academy Awards ceremony.
So while Gosling did have a pretty wonderful reaction to the mess that was the Best Picture announcement chaos:
— Julia Zanetti (@julia_zanetti) February 27, 2017
It simply wasn’t the best Gosling moment of the night.
That was reserved for Vicki Mines, one of the ‘norms’ lead through the theatre with front row access. Gosling, ever so Canadian (as every Canadian is happy to point out), stood to greet the tour, offering them candy, shaking their hands, and even leaning in for a kiss-meets-possible-whisper:
GOSLING KNEW. pic.twitter.com/Ps5214V0sr
— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) February 27, 2017
Of course, Twitter wasted zero time weighing in on just what it was Gosling could have said to Mines. Her priceless reaction certainly helps:
— Margaret Cho (@margaretcho) February 27, 2017
— Death Star PR (@DeathStarPR) February 27, 2017
A hot dog is a sandwich pic.twitter.com/CTqQaB5nL7
— Brett S. Vergara (@BrettSVergara) February 27, 2017
GOSLING: I voted Trump. pic.twitter.com/bb1Wyrngws
— Hazel Hayes (@TheHazelHayes) February 27, 2017
“The Falcons blew a 25 point lead…” – Ryan Gosling pic.twitter.com/Rd38xEsMMA
— TotalProSports.com (@TotalProSports) February 27, 2017
Even Stats Canada got in on it:
There’s a 24% chance that Ryan Gosling knew there had been a mixup at the Oscars but was too polite to say anything
— Stats Canada (@stats_canada) February 27, 2017
And while it’s quite clear from video that Gosling simply went in for a quick peck on the cheek and likely didn’t say anything at all, that seems irrelevant to Twitter when offered the chance to have another great meme.
“mtv doesn’t play music videos anymore” pic.twitter.com/BbE99GMtKL
— MTV News (@MTVNews) February 27, 2017
Either way, Gosling may not have picked up an Oscar last night, but he did manage to win the Internet.