Ryan Gosling's Oscar performance stole the show

Ryan Gosling brought some serious Ken energy to the 2024 Oscars, where the actor performed his Barbie song "I'm Just Ken" and no one did it better than co-star Margo T. Robbie liked the song better.

Gosling, wearing a studded pink suit and a black cowboy hat, began his performance while sitting in the audience. He sang the first few lines behind director Greta Gerwig and Robbie, who couldn't control his laughter. He then joined forces with songwriter Mark Ronson to take the stage.

There, he performed some dramatic, emotional boy dances on a bright pink staircase with a group of backup dancers. Other Kens from the film joined in, including Simu Liu, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Nooty Gatwa and Scott Evans, and soon Gosling was karate-chopping wood, then Being lifted up into a rock star twirl by background dancers, surrounded by a crowd of people. A bunch of Barbie heads (of course).

After a full circle, Gosling returned to the audience where Robbie, Gerwig and co-star America Ferrera helped him finish the song. Even Emma Stone provides some background vocals. Gosling then returned to the stage to complete the number, which was essentially a dream sequence for the film character.

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"I'm Just Ken" was one of two Barbie songs nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song. Another song (Billie Eilish's introspective "What Was I Made For?") brings the statue home.