Barbie Fans May Not See Ryan Gosling Perform I’m Just Ken at Oscars After Recent Margot Robbie and Greta Gerwig Controversy

Ryan Gosling may not hold the mic to perform his 'Barbie' song at the Oscars.

Barbie Fans May Not See Ryan Gosling Perform I’m Just Ken at Oscars After Recent Margot Robbie and Greta Gerwig Controversy


  • Two 'Barbie' songs, 'I’m Just Ken' and 'What Was I Made For' received the Oscar nods.
  • Ryan Gosling who sang the 'I’m Just Ken' may not perform the song at the Oscar event.
  • Gosling was upset with Margot Robbie and Greta Gerwig's Oscar snub.
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Barbie’s I’m Just Ken and What Was I Made For are the two tracks to secure the nomination for Best Original Song at the 96th Academy Awards. The Greta Gerwig-directed movie received a total of eight nods.

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Ryan Gosling is behind the scenes of Barbie. Credit: Atlantic Records/YT

After I’m Just Ken gets the nod, fans have expected to see Ryan Gosling singing and performing the dance number at the Oscar ceremony. However, in light of the recent reports, the actor may not put on his Ken costume to perform the song live on stage.

Will Ryan Gosling Perform I’m Just Ken at The Oscars?

Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling in Barbie

Barbie fans have hoped for Ryan Gosling to perform I’m Just Ken at the upcoming Oscars. However, the confirmation of it is still in the shadows. Recently, speaking with Variety, Barbie soundtrack producer and I’m Just Ken co-writer Mark Ronson reflected on the question. “That would be great,” Ronson said of Gosling’s potential performance at the Oscars. “Did he confirm to you? I want to know … it’s my dream! It’s my dream,” he added. Previously Gosling also gave an update for the fans regarding his potential performance at the Oscars. “Well, I haven’t been invited,” the actor who secured an Oscar nod for his performance in the film, told W Magazine.


“And I wasn’t thinking about it until now, and now it’s all I’m going to think about. Do you get paid to sing at the Oscars? Do you have to drive yourself? What kind of scratch is involved? They pick you up at least, right?”

Also, Ronson will not entertain the idea of bringing another singer to perform on Gosling’s behalf. “No. I think if Ryan doesn’t do it then we’re not doing it,” he told the outlet. The possibility of the Barbie star performing at the event was under the dark since the revelation of the Oscar nominations. Despite securing a nod, he was utterly disappointed with the Academy for the huge snub of Margot Robbie and Greta Gerwig for their respective categories.

Ryan Gosling Was Disappointed At the Academy Awards

Ryan Gosling performing 'I'm Just Ken'
Ryan Gosling performing I’m Just Ken. Credit: Atlantic Records/YT

Gerwig and Robbie’s Oscar snub created a huge uproar, the snub was quite surprising for Barbie fans. The movie was an astounding hit with over $1.3 billion box office collection in ticket sales. However, despite the critical accolades and Robbie’s remarkable performance as the iconic doll Barbie, the actor-director duo failed to secure a place in the nominations. “There is no Ken without Barbie,” Gosling said in a statement after the snub (via Variety). 

“I am extremely honored to be nominated by my colleagues alongside such remarkable artists in a year of so many great films. And I never thought I’d being saying this, but I’m also incredible honored and proud that it’s for portraying a plastic doll named Ken. But there is no Ken without Barbie, and there is no ‘Barbie’ movie without Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie, the two people most responsible for this history-making, globally-celebrated film.”

The 43-year-old added, “No recognition would be possible for anyone on the film without their talent, grit and genius.” The Canadian star criticized the Oscar voters saying disappointment would be an “understatement.” This could be one of the main reasons for Gosling declining his potential performance at the Oscars. Academy Awards winners will be unveiled on 11 March 2024. Barbie is available to stream on Max. 


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