Watch Ryan Gosling’s ‘I’m Just Ken’ performance at the Oscars

After a rousing effectiveness at the Oscars on Sunday evening, Ryan Gosling isn’t “just Ken” anymore. Or, at minimum Ken wasn’t taking part in next fiddle to everyone on Hollywood’s greatest stage.

Gosling brought his “Barbie” character Ken to nearly larger sized-than-daily life position with his functionality of “I’m Just Ken,” a person of the tunes nominated for best authentic track. Decked out in a Barbiecore pink match, Gosling commenced his efficiency seated powering co-star Margot Robbie, who could not preserve a straight deal with.

Sitting down beside Gosling at the commence of the song was singer/songwriter Billie Eilish, who ultimately received the most effective first music Oscar for her runaway hit for “Barbie,” “What Was I Made For.”

Gosling immediately stormed the phase with a superior-electricity musical variety not ordinarily witnessed on the Oscars stage. As in the authentic quantity from “Barbie,” Gosling’s Ken experienced a selection of other dapper Kens backing him up on stage — and most of them were being the unique dancers from the movie.

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Amid the “Barbie” pink, the functionality also paid homage to yet another legendary musical quantity in Hollywood historical past: Marilyn Monroe’s overall performance of “Diamonds are a Girls Most effective Friend” from “Gentleman Desire Blondes,” from Gosling’s diamond-studded pink accommodate to the set and choreography.

In an additional phone again to one more iconic motion picture, Gosling also connected with his Emma Stone, his co-star from “La La Land”, who is in the viewers and would ultimately earn the Academy Award for most effective actress.

Stone was so blown away by Gosling’s general performance, she blamed her wardrobe malfunction on his “Kenergy.” Seemingly, the back of her Louis Vuitton mint-inexperienced costume ripped as she acquired a little also into the demonstrate.

“They sewed me back in,” she defined to reporters immediately after winning her Oscar. “I genuinely do think I busted it for the duration of, ‘I’m Just Ken.’ I was so astonished by Ryan and what he was executing, and that range just blew my head. And I was ideal there, and I was just likely for it, and you know, issues occur.”

It was Gosling’s all-in functionality that received the crowd off their toes, but to incorporate to Ken’s rock cred, backing Gosling on guitar had been none other than Slash of “Guns & Roses” and Wolfgang Van Halen, son of the late Eddie Van Halen, who each executed on the song’s authentic recording. In a shock of choreography, Slash appeared all of a sudden on phase to perform the song’s now-well-known guitar riffs.

Here’s the full glorious general performance for you to get pleasure from!

Gosling might not have gained the greatest supporting actor for his portrayal of Ken in “Barbie.” There’s no doubt, nonetheless, that the actor and singer gained the night with a amazing clearly show that will go down in Academy Award historical past.

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