Ryan Gosling Performing ‘I’m Just Ken’ At The 2024 Oscars Is Peak Kenergy

Ryan Gosling may not have won Best Supporting Actor at the 96th Academy Awards, but he certainly won over the crowd with his lively rendition of Barbie’s rock-meets-dream ballet banger “I’m Just Ken.”

Gosling took to the stage with 65 male dancers to perform the Academy Award-nominated tune, which is nominated alongside another Barbie song, Billie Eilish’s “What Was I Made For.” Other nominees for Best Original Song include “Wahzhazhe (A Song for My People)” from Killers of the Flower Moon, “It Never Went Away” from American Symphony, and “The Fire Inside” from Flamin’ Hot.

For the performance itself, Gosling fully embraced the Kenergy he’s been rocking since the beginning of the Barbie press tour. After beginning the number seated in the audience and serenading Margot Robbie, Gosling took the stage for a cowboy-themed homage to Gentlemen Prefer Blondes that quickly descended into pink, sparkly madness. Mark Ronson and Slash from Guns N’ Roses shredded on guitars. Ken actors Simu Liu, Scott Evans, Ncuti Gatwa, and Kingsley Ben-Adir served as backup dancers. Greta Gerwig, Robbie, and America Ferrera joined in for a sing-along. In short? It was Kenergy, pure and distilled — and one of the highlights of the night.

How to watch: Barbie is now streaming on Max.