This guy. What a hoot.
As Patricia Arquette read the winner of Best Supporting Actor last night, two nominees shared the same first name.
For a brief moment, both thought they had won. However, when the last name was read, only one emerged victorious.
Bridge of Spies star Mark Rylance ended up going home with the statute, but our hearts broke a little when the cameras focused on Mark Ruffalo, who, until "ylance" was announced, thought that perhaps it was his name on the envelope.
Not so, but Ruffalo was an excellent sport about it, turning around to his colleagues with a laugh as if to say, "Whoa, what a fake-out!"
It’s ok, because before leaving the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, Ruffalo took part in some Academy Awards tom foolery.
"I tried to make off with the big one," Ruffalo wrote on Instagram of the massive Oscar statue he was trying to swipe.
"Security stopped me. Darn it."
Ruffalo was nominated for his portrayal of Boston Globe reporter Mike Rezendes in Spotlight, winner of Best Picture for breaking the Catholic Church molestation scandal in 2001.
Before donning his tux for the ceremony, Ruffalo joined the film’s director/co-writer Tom McCarthy and co-writer Josh Singer to protest outside Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles.
The men supported members of SNAP, the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests, who demanded the names of pedophile priests be released.
"The movie is about something important and it’s handled in such a really mature, serious way that to have it being embraced today when there’s so much bombast in filmmaking – which I’m also part of – it’s a very sweet moment for all of us," Ruffalo told People last month.