Updated February 25th, 2024 at 17:20 IST

Oscars 2024: Academy Award Hopeful Ryan Gosling Set To Perform I'm Just Ken At Ceremony

Ryan Gosling, who recently made headlines for his amused reaction at Barbie song I'm Just Ken bagged a major award, will now be performing the same, soon.

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Ryan Gosling is among the few Academy Award hopeful's for the upcoming Oscars night, slated to go live, early March. Gosling has bagged a Best Actor In A Supporting Role nomination for his work as Ken, in Greta Gerwig's Barbie. A keynote moment from the film is when the troop of Kens band together to belt out the ironic I'm Just Ken. Gosling is now set to perform the song, once again, this time on the Oscars stage.

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Ryan Gosling to perform at Oscars 2024


There has been speculations surrounding Ryan Gosling performing at the Oscars for a while. The Daily Mail however, has now confirmed that a performance from the Oscar nominee, is very much on the cards. The same had been the result of speculation following the song - as well as Gosling, bagging nominations in their respective categories but director Greta Gerwig and lead Margot Robbie being left out of the race. 

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Earlier this month, when asked about the possibility of performing at the Oscars, Gosling has replied in the affirmative expressing interest in the same. He however, had shared how it may prove 'risky' to have him perform the song live. He said, "It might be too much of a risk to have me do it. I don't know how that would work. But I'm open to it."

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Ryan Gosling voices support for his Barbie family


For the unversed, Barbie has bagged 8 Oscar nominations across 7 categories - 2 of them for Best Original Song, namely, I'm Just Ken and What Was I Made For?. While Greta Gerwig stands nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay along side Noah Baumbach, she has been left out of the race for Best Director, an Oscars upset. Margot Robbie has received no nomination, in an even bigger upset.

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Gosling, in a statement released post the list of final nominations, has affirmed that though he is grateful for the acknowledgement of his own work, there is no Barbie without Greta and Margot. The statement read, " am extremely honored to be nominated by my colleagues alongside such remarkable artists in a year of so many great films. And I never thought I’d being saying this, but I’m also incredibly honored and proud that it’s for portraying a plastic doll named Ken. But there is no Ken without Barbie, and there is no Barbie movie without Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie, the two people most responsible for this history-making, globally-celebrated film. No recognition would be possible for anyone on the film without their talent, grit and genius. To say that I’m disappointed that they are not nominated in their respective categories would be an understatement. Against all odds with nothing but a couple of soulless, scantily clad, and thankfully crotchless dolls, they made us laugh, they broke our hearts, they pushed the culture and they made history. Their work should be recognized along with the other very deserving nominees. Having said that, I am so happy for America Ferrera and the other incredible artists who contributed their talents to making this such a groundbreaking film."

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Published February 25th, 2024 at 16:33 IST