Ryan Gosling Once Revealed He Was Relieved He Wasn’t Nominated for an Oscar for ‘Blue Valentine’

Ryan Gosling isn’t a stranger to Oscar campaigns.

He’s been nominated twice for starring in Half Nelson and La La Land. But even when he hasn’t been nominated,

he’s given many performances that were at least discussed for an Oscar opportunity.

In a 2011 interview with Entertainment Weekly, he discussed his critically acclaimed

performances for both Drive and Ides of March. He was asked which role he’d be campaigning

for in regards to an Oscar nomination, but Gosling didn’t give the idea much thought.

To him, there was only one benefit to being nominated for an Oscar.

And that was to help promote smaller films he found important.

Outside of the awareness that it brings to your film, I don’t really see what you get out of it.