Andrew Garfield needs to be hired as a permanent seat-filler at award shows.
The actor and Oscar-nominee has been making headlines all award season but not for picking up trophies for his role in Hacksaw Ridge, but for being a supportive friend, ex-boyfriend, and all-around great guy. Sunday night at the 89th Academy Awards was no different, as he was spotted being visibly moved during Emma Stone‘s acceptance speech for Best Actress.
Eagle-eyed viewers caught a teary-eyed Garfield in the audience watching Stone speak about her achievement. (She won for her role as Mia in La La Land.) Of course, this isn’t the first time the actor has proved incredibly supportive and proud of his ex-girlfriend. During the Golden Globes last month, viewers realized that Garfield had given Stone a standing ovation as she walked to the stage to accept her award.
He’s also previously spoken with Vanity Fair about being Stone’s “biggest fan as an artist.”
“I’m constantly inspired by her work,” he said. “I’m constantly inspired by how she handles and holds herself. So for me, it’s been bliss to be able to watch her success and watch her bloom into the actress that she is. And it’s also been wonderful to have that kind of support for each other. It’s nothing but a beautiful thing.”
Basically, Garfield has single-handedly made ex-goals cuter than relationship goals.
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During her acceptance speech, Emma even gave her friends a shout out, saying, “Along with my friends, who I love so much. I’m going to hug the hell out of you when the feeling re-enters my body.” And coincidentally, the internet noticed later in the evening Garfield hugged Stone and her brother (Stone’s date at the event).
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Stone and Garfield—who met on the set of The Amazing Spider-Man—dated for four years before splitting in 2015. But, we can’t lie, we love them just as much apart as we did together.
Also: The 12 Most Surprising Oscar Looks Ever (from Allure)