Talk about fake news.
Just weeks after the public Oscars mix-up surrounding the “Best Picture” award, a Ryan Gosling impersonator crashed the Goldene Kamera Awards in Germany to collect a prize for “La La Land.”
News.com.au reported that the imposter is actually a cook from Munich named Ludwig Lehner, who was put up to do the televised prank by German comedians Joko Winterscheidt and Klaas Heufer-Umlauf.
The two jokesters set up a fake agency, stating they could get the 36-year-old actor to appear at the event, provided he won an award. The show’s host Steven Gaetjen, who was visibly excited by the special guest, introduced the alleged actor as “one of the hottest stars in Hollywood…the one and only, Ryan Gosling” to the stage.