The La La Land star missed out on the Best Actor gong just before the ceremony descended into chaos
As the 89th Academy Awards descended into the greatest chaos of any ceremony in living memory, there was one star that seems to have come out of the mess a little better than most. La La Land main man Ryan Gosling reacted with barely concealed amusement to the gaffe surrounding the Best Picture Award and has been catapulted into the running to be the next James Bond as a result.
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Huge confusion on Sunday night (26 Feb) led to multi-award winning musical, La La Land being announced as Best Picture winner before it was actually revealed Moonlight had taken the top spot.
He's certainly not wasting his newfound talents.
After learning some serious piano moves for the 14-time Academy Award nominated musical 'La La Land', Ryan Gosling is transferring his skills to yet another music-based romance. This time, however, he's in Austin, Texas for Terrence Malick's intense drama 'Song To Song'.
Ryan Gosling plays piano again for 'Song To Song'
Gosling plays an aspiring songwriter named BV in a tale about love and ambition, and the dangers the come from the blending of the two. He's in a relationship with another wannabe songwriter named Faye (Rooney Mara), and they ended caught between two love triangles also featuring major music mogul Cook (Michael Fassbender) and a pretty waitress (Natalie Portman) who Cook has taken an interest in. As BV does everything he can to achieve the success of his dreams, his life and those of the people around him are thrown into disarray by betrayal, dishonesty and infatutation as each of them is lured into the trap of temptation.
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After storming awards season with Whiplash two years ago, writer-director Damien Chazelle returns with something even better: an original movie musical that is shamelessly enjoyable. It somehow manages to be a feel-good triumph as well as a darkly honest exploration of the quest for fame and romance in Los Angeles. And with fantastic songs, colourful choreography and already iconic performances from Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, this is pure cinematic joy.
It opens in a traffic jam on a warm winter's day, where aspiring actress Mia (Stone) first encounters struggling jazz musician Sebastian (Gosling). They meet a couple more times before they begin to share the troubles they are facing trying to make their dreams come true. As romance blossoms, Mia urges Sebastian to go for his passion project to create a proper jazz bar, while Sebastian supports Mia's attempt to write a one-woman show to display her talents. But there are huge pressures to endure and obstacles to overcome as this city pushes them to compromise.
Chazelle establishes the film's musical tone from the opening moment, a breathtaking single-take full-on musical number on a freeway flyover. And the movie only gets better from there, deepening the two central characters as every scene is packed with hilarious comedy, honest romance and wrenching drama. Gosling and especially Stone are perfect in these roles, drawing on their already established chemistry as they add singing and dancing to their repertoires.
Continue reading: La La Land Review
From who was meant to star to how much the stars learned.
'La La Land' broke records this year by winning a total of seven Golden Globes out of seven nominations, which is the most a movie has ever won. It's well deserved too, being one of the most impressive films of 2016 and an extremely relevent one for stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.
Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling star in 'La La Land'
It's their third movie together after 'Crazy, Stupid, Love' and 'Gangster Squad', and if you ever wondered where the title comes from, it's both a reference to Los Angeles (LA) and the city's capacity to draw dreamers to its heart. Emma Stone herself was one of those dreamers at the age of 15.
Continue reading: A Few Things You Probably Didn't Know About 'La La Land'
The actor paid tribute to his partner Mendes during his acceptance speech.
Ryan Gosling tugged on heartstrings during his acceptance speech at Sunday night’s Golden Globes.
Collecting the award for Best Actor -Musical or Comedy, Gosling paid tribute to his partner Eva Mendes, without mentioning her by name, and dedicated the award to the memory of her late brother Juan Carlos Mendez.
Eva Mendes has acknowledge Ryan Gosling’s Golden Globes win
Continue reading: Eva Mendes Subtly Responds To Ryan Gosling's Golden Globes Win
The two actors had all eyes on them as Gosling accepted his award.
Gosling beat Reynolds to the award and the Deadpool star consoled himself by smooching Garfield, who also left the awards empty handed after losing out on Best Performance in a Motion Picture Drama to Casey Affleck.
The film won every appropriate category.
The 74th Golden Globe Awards saw a very clear frontrunner reigning amongst the winners as 'La La Land' manages to take home no less than seven prizes. The musical romance which hit theatres on Christmas Day beat the likes of 'Deadpool' to the top spot and didn't miss out on a single prize it was nominated for.
'La La Land' was the big winner of the night, landing Best Motion Picture for a Musical, Best Actor and Actress for Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone's performances, Best Director and Screenplay for Damien Chazelle's work, Best Original Score and Best Original Song for 'City of Stars'.
Continue reading: 'La La Land' Breezes Through The Golden Globe Awards With Seven Gongs
Perhaps not virtuoso but incredibly competent!
Ryan Gosling has spoken about his experience spending three months learning the piano in preparation for his new movie, La La Land.
The movie has already been released in the States, where it’s being tipped for a good showing at the upcoming Oscars, but it comes out in the United Kingdom on January 17th. Gosling plays an L.A.-based jazz musician Sebastian, who struggles to get by until he meets aspiring actress Mia, played by Emma Stone, and their lives begin to turn around.
However, the 36 year old Canadian actor’s part involved him learning how to tinkle the ivories for real, and it was a challenge that Gosling got stuck into.
Continue reading: Ryan Gosling Spent Three Months Becoming A Piano Virtuoso
Seriously? These guys have never been named Sexiest Man Alive?
So Dwayne Johnson was named People's Sexiest Man Alive this year; a decision that has been the source of both praise and confusion. Praise because he's an excellent role model with enormous muscles and because he's mixed race, and confusion because all the obvious choices haven't been exhausted yet.
Here are ten more Hollywood heartthrobs who deserve to be named 'Sexiest Man Alive' sooner rather than later.
Leonardo Dicaprio at the 2016 Oscars
If you want to make it in the entertainment industry, LA is the place to be. Hollywood has made and broken the dreams of many who have aspirations of making it big, and Mia is just one of those people who wants to make a name for herself in the city of angles. Currently Mia spends her days split between working as a barista and auditioning for as many roles as she can.
The best thing to come from her time in LA is her relationship with Sebastian a skilled jazz musician who is also struggling to make a real name for himself, his regular gigs in bars aren't exactly where he imagined his career to take him. As the pressures of day to day life in La La Land take hold and their careers start to take shape can the lovers manage to stay together whilst fulfilling their desires?
La La Land is directed by Whiplash director Damien Chazelle
For his latest action-comedy, Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Iron Man 3) assembled an unlikely comedy duo in Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling, then encouraged them to play it in the style of classic pairings like Abbott and Costello or Hope and Crosby.
While Gosling has some comedy experience (Crazy Stupid Love, The Big Short), Crowe isn't known for his levity. But he saw more than humour in the project. "I just really liked the density of this script," Crowe says. "I wouldn't have described it necessarily as a comedy because it's full of social commentary and other things that you don't necessarily find in just a comedy."
He laughs when asked about beefing up for the role. "What I decided to do was just to live a completely sedentary life," he says. "What am I going to do, compete with Ryan? So I just decided to go the other way."
Continue reading: Gosling And Crowe Had A Lot Of Fun With The Nice Guys
Ridley Scott has suggested Gosling could star in the new ‘Blade Runner’ film, opposite Harrison Ford.
Director Ridley Scott has said he thinks Ryan Gosling will take the lead role in the new Blade Runner film which will also star Harrison Ford. But the follow up to the 1982 sci-fi cult classic will not have Scott behind the camera, as he’s now handed the reigns over to Denis Villeneuve.
Ryan Gosling could take the lead in new Blade Runner movie.
Speaking to Den of Geek Scott said, “I think Ryan Gosling is probably going to do it, with Harrison.” When then asked if Gosling would play the central character Scott replied, “Yeah, yeah. I can’t really say more than that, because it’ll give away the story. But Harrison’s definitely in it. In an important way.”
Continue reading: Is Ryan Gosling Set To Take The Lead In New 'Blade Runner' Movie?
When Dr. Michael Burry discovered that the housing market in the US relied upon a series of bad loans in 2005, he knew there was profit to be had. He even went as far as moving on from his multi-million dollar Scion Capital LLC hedge fund in a bid to short the market and take advantage of the vulnerable housing deals. But he wasn't the only one with plans to accrue wealth off the back of financial disaster; Steve Eisman was a hedge fund manager who had a lot to say against the greedy banks, as did Cornwall Capital partner Ben Hockett and Deutsche Bank trader Greg Lippmann. These are financial outsiders that are about to show the banks a serious lesson when they use their economic skills to bring them down with a brave move in the credit default swap market.
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Emma Stone , Ryan Gosling - Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling hold hands while shooting an early morning nightclub scene on the set of 'La La Land,' currently filming in Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 19th September 2015
Ryan Gosling delivered a funny and touching tribute to Ryan McHenry.
Ryan Gosling has finally - finally - eaten his cereal. In a tribute to the filmmaker Ryan McHenry - who died on Saturday after battling bone cancer - Gosling posted a video of himself pouring himself a bowl full of breakfast, raising his spoon, and chowing down.
Ryan Gosling has finally eaten his cereal
In April 2013, McHenry began posting a series of Vines of himself holding up spoonfuls of cereal to videos of Ryan Gosling pulling various faces. The series went viral, pulling in tens of millions of views.
Continue reading: Ryan Gosling Just Ate His Cereal In Tribute To Filmmaker [Video]
Damien Chazelle's romantic musical 'La La Land' will star Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, Lionsgate confirms.
Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone are teaming up again
La La Land is described as an old-fashioned musical set in contemporary Los Angeles and centres on a love story between a jazz pianist and an aspiring actress. Whiplash star Miles Teller was originally thought to be appearing in the film alongside Harry Potter's Emma Watson, but the casting of Gosling and Stone will come as welcome news to anyone who loved watching their sizzling on-screen chemistry in Crazy, Stupid, Love.
Continue reading: Ryan Gosling And Emma Stone Are Going To 'La La Land'
Ryan Gosling is reportedly in talks to star in the 'Blade Runner' movie alongside Harrison Ford.
Ryan Gosling is in talks to star in the sequel to Blade Runner. The 34-year-old actor will be joined by Harrison Ford, who played Rick Deckard in the original 1982 film. Ford will reprise his role but it is uncertain which part Gosling, if negotiations are successful, will play.
Ryan Gosling is in talks to appear in Blade Runner 2.
Continue reading: Ryan Gosling In Talks For 'Blade Runner' Sequel
Ryan Gosling could be re-teaming with Emma Stone.
Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone are in negotiations to star in Damien Chazelle's La La Land - the follow up to his Oscar-nominated movie Whiplash. A contemporary romantic musical, the film - which Chazelle wrote before Whiplash - was intended for Miles Teller, though the 28-year-old has now moved on.
Ryan Gosling could be teaming up with Emma Stone for 'La La Land'
That leaves the male lead open for Gosling and all sides are working to reunite the Hollywood star with his Eat Prey Love co-star Stone. The plan is for filming to begin the fall.
Continue reading: Ryan Gosling And Emma Stone Ready For Chazelle's 'La La Land'
Scott Eastwood hits the red carpet in Los Angeles, Ryan Gosling meets his fans in London, and Paul Reubens gets back into Pee-Wee gear for his new movie. Trailers this week offer glimpses at a comedy from Jack Black, action with Pierce Brosnan, both comedy and action with Zach Galifianakis, and a moving documentary about Amy Winehouse...
Rising-star hunk Scott Eastwood hit the red carpet in Los Angeles this week for the premiere of his new movie The Longest Ride, a romantic drama based on the Nicholas Sparks novel. Sparks was on-hand as well, along with costars Oona Chaplin, Britt Robertson, Melissa Benoist and director George Tillman Jr.
Ryan Gosling - American actor and now director Ryan Gosling was spotted out with actress Lily James and actor Matt Smith as they enjoyed the nightlife in Mayfair, London, United Kingdom - Friday 10th April 2015
Ryan Gosling's movie has flopped with the critics.
Ryan Gosling's latest directorial effort, Lost River, stars Christina Hendricks as a mother struggling to protect her children in a dreamlike city. Meanwhile, her eldest son gets into trouble with the town's feared bully, while trying to get some money to help his mother.
Ryan Gosling's Lost River hasn't gone down too well with critics
It's just not very good. Lost River pulled in mainly negative reviews following its premiere at Cannes in 2014, with the Guardian's Peter Bradshaw saying the film was "colossally indulgent, shapeless, often fantastically and unthinkingly offensive and at all times insufferably conceited."
Continue reading: Hey Girl: Ryan Gosling's 'Lost River' Isn't Very Good
With his writing-directing debut, Ryan Gosling shows audacious skill as a visual artist but never quite manages to recount a story that grabs hold of the audience. It's a stunningly gorgeous film packed with strong, earthy performances from a starry cast playing against type. But there's no momentum at all to the narrative, which is packed with random symbolism that never quite resolves into anything either meaningful or emotionally engaging.
Lost River is a decaying, abandoned city on the edge of a lake created by damming up a river and flooding another town. In what's left of their neighbourhood, Billy (Christina Hendricks) lives in her family home with her sons: a toddler and a teen named Bones (Iain De Caestecker), who helps support the household by scavenging for copper in the vacant buildings nearby. But he's encroaching on the turf of self-proclaimed gangster Bully (Matt Smith), who is intent on exacting vicious revenge. Meanwhile, next-door neighbour Rat (Ronan) is caring for her delusional granny (Barbara Steele) and trying to help Bones. And when the new bank manager Dave (Ben Mendelsohn) turns down Billy's cry for help, she takes a job at his seedy underworld nightclub alongside Cat (Eva Mendes).
Aside from some blood-soaked cabaret, what goes on in this nightclub remains rather mysterious, as Billy finds higher-paying work in the purple-hued basement fetish rooms. But then everything in this film is enigmatic, as Gosling deliberately refuses to connect the dots. This gives the film an intriguing David Lynch-style tone, although it lacks Lynch's eerie resonance. There's also a touch of John Waters-style trashiness and Terrence Malick-style natural beauty, plus the clear influence of Gosling's heavily stylised past directors Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive and Only God Forgives) and Derek Cianfrance (Blue Monday and The Place Beyond the Pines). In other words, almost everything in this film feels like a reference to another movie, but it's expertly assembled to look fabulous from start to finish, with some seriously striking sequences along the way.
Continue reading: Lost River Review
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