Ryan Gosling Skipped The BAFTAs 2017 Due To Family Emergency
Some of the biggest names in British film headed to the Royal Albert Hall in London yesterday for the much-anticipated BAFTAs ceremony, but there was one famous face who was noticeably missing from the crowd.
La La Land‘s Ryan Gosling left paps eagerly waiting for far too long on the BAFTAs 2017 red carpet, before it was announced that the 36-year old actor was not actually attending the event.
It’s since been confirmed that Gosling was a no-show due to a ‘family matter’ coming up last minute, according to the La La Land film producers who were backstage. It was reported that he was very sad to miss the special night.
His lead co-star Emma Stone, as well as the film’s director Damien Chazelle, were present at the 70th British Academy Film Awards ceremony in which the musical-romance movie was up for a staggering eleven awards.
It went on to scoop the win in five categories, including ‘Best Film’.
28-year old Stone won the award for ‘Best Actress’ for her part as Mia in the Oscar-nominated movie. She used her acceptance speech as the perfect moment to call out for unity in today’s society.
In a time that’s so divisive, I think it’s so special we were able to come together tonight thanks to Bafta, to celebrate the positive gift of creativity and how it can transcend borders and how it can help people to feel a little less alone.
Gosling surprisingly didn’t scoop up the gong for ‘Best Actor’, with Casey Affleck taking the top spot for his part as Lee Chandler in Manchester by the Sea.
La La Land has already made a new record for the most ever Golden Globe wins last month, taking home seven awards.
Last night’s BAFTAs success has given the film’s cast and crew high hopes for the upcoming Oscars on February 26, 2017, in which the feel-good movie is up for 14 Academy Awards.