Ryan Gosling is on his way to winning big at the 89th Annual Academy Awards!
The 36-year-old actor was nominated for an Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for La La Land on Tuesday, gushing over the prestigious accomplishment in a statement obtained by ET.
"I'm very grateful to the Academy for recognizing my work in La La Land," Gosling, who stars opposite Emma Stone in the Damien Chazelle-directed musical, explained. "It was a true collaboration, so to see everyone else's wonderful work on the film acknowledged so generously makes it even more special."
This is his second nomination in this category. In 2007, he was nominated for his role in Half Nelson, where he portrayed a drug-addicted junior high school teacher in the inner city. He lost the accolade to Forest Whitaker, who won for The Last King of Scotland.
Although fans were stoked to hear of Gosling's latest Oscar nomination, most were still talking about that creepy wax figure of the heartthrob, which was unveiled at the Madame Tussauds in Berlin, Germany, just one day before the Academy released the full list of nominees. Apparently, the figure even has a heartbeat that guests can hear and feel.