updated 01/16/2012 AT 9:00 AM ET
•originally published 01/16/2012 AT 9:30 AM ET
So, where was Ryan Gosling on Sunday night? Oh, just trying to make ends meet.
He “is in Thailand or something,” the best-actor winner, 50, said of his category rival, 31. “And you know what you do in Thailand.”
“He’s working, I think, in Thailand,” Clooney added. “He wrote me a nice letter, an email, this morning. You know, he’s gotta work, he’s gotta earn a living, he’s a struggling actor.”
Gosling’s rep earlier revealed only that the actor was “working out of the country.” He is said to be shooting Only God Forgives, a mixed martial arts movie set in Bangkok.