Ryan Gosling Will Be Your Long-Term, Long-Distance, Low-Commitment, Casual Oscars Performer

The Best Supporting Actor nominee will perform "I'm Just Ken" at the awards ceremony

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Feb 26, 2024

In another historic win for feminism or something, the people are getting what they want: Ryan Gosling is officially going to be performing "I'm Just Ken" live at the Oscars.

The Best Supporting Actor nominee will take to the stage during the 96th annual Academy Awards to perform the Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt-penned Barbie track, which is nominated for Best Original Song, Variety reports. The hit is up against Billie Eilish's soundtrack contribution, "What Was I Made For?" — which won Song of the Year at the Grammys — in the same category.

"I'm Just Ken" cracked the Billboard Hot 100 chart over the summer, scored a Grammy nomination, and proceeded to get a slight Christmas makeover on Ken the EP in December. Gosling himself has since reminded the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (and the world at large) that there would be no just being Ken without Barbie, expressing his disappointment over co-star Margot Robbie and director Greta Gerwig's snubs.

The Oscars will take place on March 10, hosted again this year by Jimmy Kimmel. 

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