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27 February 2024

Ryan Gosling To Perform ‘I’m Just Ken’ At The Oscars

Ryan Gosling as Ken in Barbie
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Ryan Gosling will officially perform his massive hit from the Barbie soundtrack, I’m Just Ken, live at the Oscars.

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Variety has reported that the actor will sing the Academy Award-nominated song during the 96th annual ceremony on 10 March. The Academy declined to comment.

Gosling insisted back in February that the Academy hadn’t yet asked him to perform. “It might be too much of a risk to have me do it,” said Gosling, who is also nominated for an acting Oscar for his work as Ken. “I don’t know how that would work. But I’m open to it.”

Mark Ronson, who wrote the song with Andrew Wyatt, told Variety last month that it was his dream for Gosling to perform at the Academy Awards. When asked if he’d perform the songwith another singer, Ronson said, “No. I think if Ryan doesn’t do it then we’re not doing it.”

I’m Just Ken is one of two Barbie tracks that earned an Oscar nomination for best original song. The other is What Was I Made For? by Billie Eilish and Finneas, which won the Grammy for best song written for visual media over I’m Just Ken and fellow Barbie hit Dance the Night by Dua Lipa.

“He has a beautiful voice, and he’s a beautiful dancer. We kind of got there organically. I think if I had said, “I want you to sing and dance in this movie,” he would not have necessarily done that for me,” Barbie director Greta Gerwig told Rolling Stone last year.

“But it was kind of that thing of boiling a lobster. I think by the time he was singing and dancing, he didn’t even totally know how we had gotten there,” she added. “But he’s so fabulous at it.”

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