Ryan Gosling's Live 'I'm Just Ken' Performance in LA

Exploring Hollywood's latest buzz: Gosling's upcoming award show act.

by Nouman Rasool
Ryan Gosling's Live 'I'm Just Ken' Performance in LA
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Hollywood's much-admired actor, Ryan Gosling, is preparing to enchant audiences with a live performance of the hit song 'I'm Just Ken' from the acclaimed film 'Barbie' This highly anticipated rendition is set to take place at a prominent award ceremony in Los Angeles on March 10.

Sources close to the industry have confirmed that Gosling, 43, who has earned a Best Supporting Actor nomination for his captivating portrayal of Ken in the summer's cinematic sensation, will showcase his musical talents at this illustrious event.

His performance of 'I'm Just Ken' is particularly noteworthy, considering the song's significant recognition in this year's Oscar nominations. The decision to present a live version of this popular number has been a hot topic of conversation, heightened by the buzz around Gosling's nomination and the song's Oscar nod.

However, it has also sparked controversy due to the notable absence of 'Barbie's' lead actress, Margot Robbie, and its director, Greta Gerwig, from the nomination list.

Gosling's Performance Controversy

This event marks a deviation from the norm where Best Original Song nominees are traditionally performed at the awards.

Yet, the excitement for Gosling's potential show-stopping number has been somewhat eclipsed by debates over perceived industry biases. 'Barbie' has received a total of eight Oscar nominations, covering categories such as Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress for America Ferrera, alongside the Best Original Song nomination for 'I'm Just Ken'

The Academy's oversight of central figures like Robbie and Gerwig has stirred conversations about gender inequality within the film industry. In a recent Variety interview, Gosling disclosed his initial uncertainty about performing at the ceremony.

"I still have not been asked," he remarked candidly. "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." This statement reflects both his humility and willingness to embrace new challenges, further endearing him to his fans and the industry at large.

As the event draws near, anticipation builds not only for the awards but also for what promises to be a memorable performance by Ryan Gosling, showcasing his multifaceted talents in a setting that celebrates the best in film and music.

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