The 36-year-old actor opened up while appearing as a guest at the Adobe Summit on Wednesday afternoon (March 22) in Las Vegas.
“What really was happening as I was watching, it was surreal anyway, I was watching people start to have this panicked reaction in the crowd and guys were coming on with headsets and I felt like someone had been hurt,” Ryan said. “I thought there was some kind of medical situation, and I had this worst case scenario playing out in my head.”
“And then I just heard, oh Moonlight won and I was so relieved that I started laughing,” Ryan added. “But truthfully, I was also so thrilled that Moonlight won, I know the director…I’ve worked with them before. It’s such a ground breaking film, made for a million dollars, and incredible achievement and I’m so happy for them that they were being recognized.”