It wasn’t quite as bad as announcing the wrong Best Picture winner, but producers at Germany’s Goldene Kamera awards had their own snafu this weekend when a Ryan Gosling impersonator somehow talked his way onto the show to accept an award and give a speech.
The man, later identified as a cook from Munich named Ludwig Lehner, only bares a slight resemblance to the La La Land star boldly strode on stage after host Steven Gaetjen announced him as “one of the hottest stars in Hollywood.”
“Good evening, I am Ryan Gosling!’ he said in a heavy German accent. “I dedicate this award to Joko and Klass, thank you very much. There is a saying in Hamburg, which is, “bye, bye!”
He then quickly walked off stage as stunned celebs like Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell, and Jane Fonda looked on.
The Daily Mail reports the stunt was organized by comedians Joko Winterscheidt and Klaas Heufer-Umlauf, who set up a fake agency to arrange the prank.