Oscars 2024: Ryan Gosling Performs Barbie’s ‘I’m Just Ken’ With Mark Ronson and Slash — Watch

Ryan Gosling is more than Kenough.

The actor graced the Oscars stage Sunday to perform a wowing rendition of the Barbie song “I’m Just Ken,” which was up for the Academy Award for Best Original Song.

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In addition to performing with writer Mark Ronson, bonus Kens Simu Liu, Ncuti Gatwa and Kingsley Ben-Adir joined Gosling for the rousing and colorful performance, while Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash popped up for a killer surprise solo. The actor later jumped into the crowd for a group singalong with director Greta Gerwig, stars Margot Robbie and America Ferrera, and Poor Things’ Emma Stone.

See the Kens in action below.

Also competing in the Best Original Song category were “The Fire Inside” (from Flamin’ Hot), “It Never Went Away” (American Symphony) and “Wahzhazhe (A Song for My People)” (Killers of the Flower Moon), but it was another Barbie track, “What Was I Made For?”, that took home the gold. (Watch Billie Eilish’s performance here.)

Gosling himself was nominated for Best Supporting Actor against Sterling K. Brown (American Fiction), Robert De Niro (Killers of the Flower Moon), Robert Downey Jr. (Oppenheimer) and Mark Ruffalo (Poor Things), but the trophy this time went home with Downey Jr.

Barbie’s other nominations included Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress (America Ferrera), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Costume Design and Best Production Design.

Director Greta Gerwig and lead actress Margot Robbie were two of the night’s biggest snubs (for Best Director and Best Actress, respectively), though Gerwig did receive one nomination for writing via the Adapted Screenplay category.

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What did you think of Gosling’s performance? Watch the video embedded above (and grade it below), then hit the comments section.

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