Watch: Fake Ryan Gosling fools German TV show, accepts award for La La Land
In what can only be called bizarre and hilarious, a man pretending to be actor Ryan Gosling accepted an award for the film La La Land at a German TV show, Goldene Kamera awards.
The directors were not present to receive the award, so the presenter announced that Ryan Gosling would be accepting it. He said that the award show was very happy that Gosling was there, and that he was the reason the film was a success. He also called him one of the hottest stars of Hollywood. You can only imagine the anti-climax that ensued after the presenter said, "Men hold on to your wives, wives hold on to your men, here is the one and only Ryan Gosling!"
The impersonator waltzed onto the stage, making quite the entry. He walked with utmost confidence and shook hands with the presenter. He looked around at the audience, nodded, waiting for the applause to die down. Then he began his speech, where he said this:
"Good evening! I'm Ryan Gosling and I'd like to dedicate this award to Yookoo and Klass. Thank you very much! There is a saying in Hamburg, which is, 'bye, bye!'"
As he swiftly got off stage, the camera shifts from the stage to the amazed and confused faces of Hollywood celebrities like Colin Farrell and Jane Fonda. The presenter then sheepishly explained that there had been a goof-up, and that it can happen during live broadcasts.
Later it was revealed that two German pranksters Joko Winterscheidt and Klaas Heufer-Umlauf set up a fake agency and fooled the organisers of the award show into giving them the award. The condition they placed before the organisers is that they would get Ryan Gosling to come for the award show if an award was given to La La Land. The impersonator Ludwig Lehner is a cook and amateur comedian from Munich. Though some of his features do resemble Gosling's, he does not look much like the award-winning actor. His mannerisms too, are not like Gosling's.
La La Land received six awards at the Academy Awards, five at the British Academy Film Awards and seven at the Golden Globes. Ryan Gosling won the Golden Globe for his performance in the film.
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