The 36-year-old won the prize for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy for his role in La La Land, and looked shocked and surprised as his name was announced by Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn.

As he made his way up to the stage, Reynolds, who was also nominated in that category, and Garfield, who lost out on the prize for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama to Casey Affleck, were seen in the background locking lips.

Gosling was completely unaware of what was going on behind him as he made his way up the steps, while Reynolds and Garfield enjoyed the passionate smooch.

Unsurprisingly, the moment quickly caused a social media storm, with viewers tweeting their delight over the bromantic encounter.

Ryan Reynolds and Andrew Garfield need to sit next together at every awards show. Please and thanks. #GoldenGlobes,” one viewer wrote, while another added, "Damn! What about that kiss between Ryan Reynoldsand Andrew Garfield!? Get you some son!! #GoldenGlobes.”

Reynolds and Garfield's kiss was also welcomed by the Deadpool star's wife, who appeared to find the prank hilarious as she applauded and laughed while watching the duo embrace.

Lively is used to her husband's humour by now, having been married to the actor since 2012. But the former Gossip Girl star may have been slightly surprised by her spouse's comments about their sex life during an interview on the Globes red carpet earlier in the evening.

The couple are already parents to daughters James and Ines, and asked by Entertainment Tonight if they might extend their family further in the future, Reynolds replied: "I don't know. We'll see. We'll definitely have more sex. But we'll see what happens. It's not always a guarantee. I'm not a professional athlete, please."