Fifth time's a charm for Ryan Gosling, who is now a Golden Globe Award winner after picking up the trophy for Best Performance by an Actor in a Musical or Comedy for his role in La La Land.
After applauding the movie's director Damien Chazelle and leading lady Emma Stone (and joking about breaking the trophy three ways), the Canadian star turned serious to thank a very special person in his life - his long-time love Eva Mendes.
"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, adding, “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." Ryan went on to dedicate the award to Eva's late brother Carlos, who passed away last year.
Eva was absent at this year's show, instead opting to stay home and watch Ryan's win on television with their two children Esmeralda and Amada.
Ryan scored the award for his unbelievable performance as a struggling jazz musician in La La Land. The film is being touted as the awards season darling and is expected to fetch numerous Oscar nominations later this month. It started awards season off on the right foot by sweeping all seven of its categories at the Globes.
In the past, Ryan received nods for his work in The Ides of March (2011), Crazy. Stupid. Love (2011), Blue Valentine (2010)and Lars and the Real Girl (2007).