Why wasn’t Ryan Gosling at the BAFTAs?

La La Land was nominated for a staggering 11 awards at last night’s BAFTAs, but its male protagonist was nowhere to be seen.

Ryan Gosling was up for Best Actor, but sadly lost out to Casey Affleck for his role in Manchester by the Sea.

His leading lady Emma Stone, however, walked away with the Best Actress accolade and made quite a moving speech while accepting her award .

So where was Ryan Gosling? Even though he was due to attend, it’s being reported that an urgent family matter had prevented him from being there.

“Ryan had a family matter to attend to, he is sorry not to be here this evening,” said a spokesperson for the awards ceremony.

“He sends his appreciation and thanks for everything.”

No further details have been given, but we hope everything is okay!

We’re sending our love, Ryan!