Ryan Gosling Dedicates Best Actor Award to Wife Eva Mendes' Late Brother Carlos at 2017 Golden Globes

Mendes' brother Carlos passed away of cancer while Gosling shot 'La La Land.'

Ryan Gosling Dedicates Best Actor Award to Wife Eva Mendes' Late Brother Carlos at 2017 Golden Globes
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Ryan Gosling accepted the award for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical at Sunday's 2017 Golden Globe Awards with an unexpected dedication to wife Eva Mendes' brother Carlos Mendes.

Eva, Gosling said, had juggled taking care of her small daughters with helping her brother as much as possible while Gosling filmed La La Land. Without his wife, he said, his win wouldn't have been possible.

Ryan Gosling Dedicates Best Actor Award to Wife Eva Mendes' Late Brother Carlos at 2017 Golden Globes
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"There's no time to thank everyone, so I'd just like to thank one person," Gosling said.

"My lady was raising our daughter, pregnant with our second, and trying to help her brother fight his battle with cancer. Sweetheart, thank you," he continued.

"If I may, I'd like to dedicate this to the memory of Carlos Mendes," he finished.

While Gosling and Mendes, who share daughters Esmeralda and Amada, generally stay under the radar, the dedication was a poignant and intimate glimpse into the family's private lives.

Ryan Gosling Dedicates Best Actor Award to Wife Eva Mendes' Late Brother Carlos at 2017 Golden Globes
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Gosling, 36, also joked that Deadpool's Ryan Reynolds deserved the honor.

"This isn't the first time I've been mistaken for Ryan Reynolds," he said. "But it's getting out of hand."

Along with Reynolds, other contenders up for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical, or Comedy included Colin Farrell, Hugh Grant, and Jonah Hill.

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