Oscars 2024: Will Ryan Gosling sing “I’m Just Ken” on stage?

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The race for the Oscars is on! This Tuesday, January 23, 2024, the nominations were announced. Against all expectations, Ryan Gosling is nominated in the Best Original Song category. So what to expect?

It’s a UFO among the named. After the Critics Choice Awards, Ryan Gosling is once again in competition for Best Original Song at the 2024 Oscars. And that is surprising! For what ? First of all because Ryan Gosling is known as an actor and not as a singer. However, the “Barbie” star finds herself facing pop stars who work hard to defend their musical art, like Billie Eilish and Becky G.

As a joke, he ended up at the Oscars, the most prestigious ceremony in the American film industry. Nominated for “I’m Just Ken”, certainly extremely well performed, Ryan Gosling is today brought to the forefront for a parody title initially imagined to make spectators laugh.

As a reminder, the actor won the Critics Choice Awards for Best Music for this same title a few days ago. A trophy which did not fail to make the person concerned react, stunned, and to amuse the Web. So, will Ryan Gosling once again suffer from imposter syndrome during the ceremony or, on the contrary, will he legitimately defend “I’m Just Ken” against Billie Eilish or Becky G?

Honored but disappointed

For the moment, Ryan Gosling doesn’t seem to have the heart to laugh. Also nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category, he shared his disappointment in a press release that Barbie director Greta Gerwig and its lead actress Margot Robbie were not nominated. According to him, ” There’s no Ken without Barbie, and there’s no Barbie movie without Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie “. He also added that they “ are the two people responsible for the historic success of this film celebrated around the world. None of this would have happened without their talent, humor and genius. To say that I am disappointed to see that they are not named would be an understatement… “.

Perhaps by then, Ryan Gosling will have digested the news… So, one more question arises: will he sing “I’m Just Ken”, on March 10, 2024, at the Dolby Theater in Ovation Hollywood? Traditionally, the nominees in the Best Song category perform at the awards ceremony. It is therefore not impossible that Ken will put on his fur coat one last time. But nothing is less certain today.


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