Though Spotlight, the movie about The Boston Globe’s uncovering of a sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church, took home the biggest award of the night at the 2016 Academy Awards, humble guy Mark Ruffalo, who was nominated for his supporting role in the movie, didn’t think the movie would actually nab the trophy.
“That kind of blew my mind a little bit,” Ruffalo said on Wednesday’s The Tonight Show when host Jimmy Fallon mentioned Spotlight’s Oscar win.
“You guys didn’t think you were going to win?” Fallon asked.
“I don’t think anyone thought we were going to win,” Ruffalo said, laughing. “As the night wore on, we didn’t win any other Oscars. Our chances became very, very slim. … We were all sitting next to each other just going, ‘This is the longest night of our lives.’”