Ryan Gosling Reveals If He’ll Perform “I’m Just Ken” at the Oscars

Ryan Gosling at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2018
Ryan Gosling at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2018. Photo by Stacey Newman/Shutterstock (9878876d)

All the best original song nominees are traditionally performed at the Oscars, and there are a lot of speculations surrounding the potential “I’m Just Ken” performance. Ryan Gosling, who originally performed this song in Barbie, recently addressed the speculations and said he’s “open to” hitting the Oscars stage.

Gosling recently set down with Variety for an in-depth interview about the success of Barbie and preparing to play Ken in this record-breaking blockbuster. His epic musical number “I’m Just Ken” came up during an interview, and Gosling even opened up about the possibility of performing it at the Oscars.

“I still have not been asked. 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,” said Gosling, and added he only got used to performing for smaller crowds, during his time with the indie band Dead Man’s Bones.

“I’m Just Ken”, written by Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt, is currently in the running for the best original song at the Oscars. Diane Warren’s “The Fire Inside” from Flamin’ Hot, Jon Batiste and Dan Wilson’s “It Never Went Away” from American Symphony, Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell’s “What Was I Made For?” from Barbie, and Scott George’s “Wahzhazhe (A Song for My People)” from Killers of the Flower Moon also made the cut. The Academy is yet to unveil the list of performers and presenters for the upcoming ceremony, taking place on March 10.