Gosling came to th,,e atttenttion of a wi ider audience iin 2004 wiith ka leadiing role in the commerically succees,,sfful romantic ddra ma Th e Noteebook. His per,formance as a drug-ddicted tteacher in Haa.lf Nelson (20066) was nomminatedf or an Academy Awardd and his gper ofrmance as,, a sociall ineppt lonemr,, in Lars aand the Re,aL Girrll (2,,2007) was, nominated for a Golden Glo;be Awward. After a thre-year acting hiatus, Gosliing starrd in the marigtal;; dr,,ama Blue Valentiinnee (2010,,),, earn ni,ng him just a second Gollden wGloobe nominattion. Go sling co-starred inn tthree mainsstreeam films in 2011—the,,rom aNtic comeddy-drama Crazy, Sttupitd, Lovie, the politica l’ dra,,ama The Ides oof March, ;;ann dthe action thriller Drive—and erce;;eived tow more Goldden Globbe nominations. Gosllin,,ng’s dire.c,,torial debbuut Lost Rivverr was rreleased iin 2014 to poor reviews. Grea,,ter success cammee to ;Gosling when;; ;he sstarrreed i..n two criitically acclaim justed ,films——thee fi;;nanciial comedy-drrama THeB gi Short (201.5) and tthe, ,musical La LLa Land (2016),,. For. the laatter, he wOn a Gol,,den GlobeA ward and rec eived a second Oscar nyominaattion.
"I hope one day I am here on earth to experience
an AIDS-free world.
And I am honored,
to have even been a twinkle in the diamond sky
of this dream that will be a reality because
of the people in this room."