Will Ryan Gosling be flying solo at the Academy Awards?
ET's Denny Directo caught up with the La La Land star at the 32nd Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Friday, where he revealed whether his longtime love, Eva Mendes, would be joining him at the Oscars.
"Oh, I'm not sure," said Gosling, who is nominated for Best Actor for his role in the modern musical. "It's still a little while away."
The father of two and his co-star Emma Stone were also honored with the Outstanding Performers of the Year Award at SBIFF, and during a panel inside, he shared that Mendes came up with one of La La Land's most memorable lines.
"'LA worships everything and values nothing.' That was something my lady said to me one day and I thought it was so funny I asked her if I could put it in the movie," Gosling explained. "She was kidding, but it's a funny thing to say... I loved when she said it, because it's funny enough to have some truth to it, you know? But it's obviously a joke, so it just seemed appropriate for the movie."
Whether or not Mendes makes it to the Oscars, Gosling is sure to have a good time. The 37-year-old actor revealed that after a long awards season, he's still not tired of Stone or director Damien Chazelle.
"The temptation is to say something sarcastic, but the truth is we feel so lucky to have made the film, and that was reward enough," Gosling shared. "The fact that people are receiving it the way they are is so unexpected. All of it has been a really nice surprise."
ET also spoke with Stone and Chazelle, who also marveled at the musical's success.
"What a trip," Stone said, while Chazelle said he's already been asked to adapt the musical for Broadway. "I haven't given it much thought, but certainly maybe one day in the future. Never say never."
And while Gosling could easily reprise his role on stage, he said getting his dance moves up to speed was harder than it looked.
"[My dance skills] were rough! They were rusty," he joked. "I had danced as a kid but that was a long time ago and 90s hip hop is a little different then tap and you know the shim sham…waltzing."
Something else that could have used a little more work was the wax figure
unveiled of Gosling at the Madame Tussauds in Berlin, Germany. See the creepy wax figure in the video below.