The 36-year-old actor had to attend to a 'family matter' in LA
The BAFTAs was certainly one star-studded affair last night.
Everyone from Dev Patel to Meryl Streep and KATE MIDDLETON headed to London’s Royal Albert Hall to find out who’d scooped what at the annual film ceremony.
But there was one noticeable absence – Ryan Gosling.
Despite the La La Land star being nominated for Best Actor In A Leading Role, he failed to turn up on the red carpet.
But there was actually a very good reason for Ryan’s no-show.
A spokesperson tells the Daily Mirror: ‘Unfortunately, Ryan had to stay in LA to attend to a family matter. He is regretful that he could not be here.’
It’s not clear exactly what this matter was, but it must have been fairly serious for Ryan, 36, to pull out at the last minute.
The BAFTAs are often seen as an early indicator for the Oscars, which are due to take place on 26 February and also feature Ryan as a Best Actor nominee.
Ultimately, Ryan lost out to Casey Affleck for the BAFTA. But La La Land itself had a very successful evening.
Damien Chazelle picked up the gong for Best Director, and the movie also scooped Best Film, Best Cinematography and Best Original Music.
Ryan’s co-star Emma Stone won Best Actress, and gave him a cute shout-out in her acceptance speech.
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The 28-year-old said: ‘This is an unbelievable honour. Thank you BAFTA.
‘One of the greatest parts about tonight is sitting with all of these incredible people that made this film. We became such a family. [Ryan] elevates everything he touches.’
ADORABLE. We hope everything’s okay at home, Ryan.