In an emotional speech, Gosling thanked his wife, Eva Mendes, and dedicated the award to her late brother, Juan Carlos, who died of cancer in April at the age of 53.
“You don’t get to be up here without standing on the shoulders of a mountain of people. There’s no time to thank everyone,” he said. “I would like to try and thank one person properly and say that while I was singing and dancing and playing piano and having one of 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 had taken all that on so that I could have this experience, it would surely be someone else other than me up here today. So sweetheart, thank you.”