Ryan Gosling explains why he laughed during Oscars mix-up

Los Angeles: Actor Ryan Gosling has explained why he was cuaght giggling during the Oscars mix-up which saw "La La Land" mistakenly being announced as the best picture winner over "Moonlight".

The mistake happened after presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were mistakenly given the Best Actress envelope with winner Emma Stone's name inside, reported Entertainment Tonight.

Gosling says his laughter, which was one of the most viral moments from the ceremony on the internet, was out of relief as he initially thought there was a medical emergency.

"What really was happening as I was watching, it was surreal anyway, I was watching people start to have this panicked reaction in the crowd and guys were coming on with headsets and I felt like someone had been hurt.

"I thought there was some kind of medical situation, and I had this worst case scenario playing out in my head," Gosling said.

"And then I just heard, 'Oh 'Moonlight' won,' and I was so relieved that I started laughing. But truthfully, I was also so thrilled that 'Moonlight' won, I know the director... I,ve worked with them before.

"It's such a ground breaking film, made for a million dollars, and incredible achievement and I'm so happy for them that they were being recognised," he added.

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