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Ryan Gosling will officially perform at the Oscars and we Ken-not wait

It's sure to be a highlight of the March 10 ceremony.
/ Source: TODAY

Ryan Gosling is going to be a performer at the 2024 Oscars. But he's still just Ken.

The Academy announced on Feb. 28 Gosling is set to perform "I'm Just Ken," his hit song from "Barbie," alongside producer Mark Ronson at the 2024 Academy Awards on March 10.

No further details about the performance were disclosed, though the musical number from the film featured a dramatic choreographed dance routine with several of Gosling's fellow Kens.

The song, written and produced by Ronson and Andrew Wyatt, made the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was one of five tracks nominated for best music (original song).

Gosling’s performance of the Mattel male doll in Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie” also landed him a nomination for best supporting actor.

Speculation had swirled for several weeks regarding whether Gosling would perform his beloved song at the Oscars, as artists are usually expected to perform their nominated songs during the ceremony.

Ronson said in an interview with Variety on Feb. 4 he wanted to perform the track — but only if Gosling wanted to as well.

"It’s my dream," Ronson said, before saying he would not want any other singer to perform the track at the Oscars. "I think if Ryan doesn’t do it then we’re not doing it."

In January, Gosling was asked if he was going to perform “I’m Just Ken” at this year’s Academy Awards during a joint interview with his “Barbie” co-star Margot Robbie for W Magazine.

“Well, I haven’t been invited,” Gosling blatantly responded. “But thanks for pointing that out. And I wasn’t thinking about it until now.”

“Now it’s all I’m gonna think about,” he continued, with Robbie laughing beside him.

Gosling, seemingly considering it, had one question about performing at the awards ceremony.

“Do you get paid for that?” he asked, with Robbie replying, “I doubt it.”

Gosling then quipped, “What do you get paid to sing at the Oscars? They pick you up at least, right? You don’t have to self-drive?”

Robbie jokingly chimed in that she thinks “you get a free ride. Uber home, maybe?”

The “La La Land” star then said he was “still thinking about” the opportunity.

Two songs from “Barbie” — which made over $1.4 billion worldwide — were nominated for the 2024 Academy Awards: “I’m Just Ken” and “What Was I Made For?”?by Billie Eilish and Finneas.

“I’m Just Ken,” along with two other “Barbie” songs, were also nominated for best original song — motion picture at this year’s Golden Globes ceremony in January; Eilish's "What Was I Made For?" took home the prize.

Gosling still appears to be reveling in his Kenergy, though the film premiered in July. In December, the actor, Wyatt and Ronson released a Christmas version of their hit song titled “I’m Just Ken (Merry Kristmas Barbie).” He starred in the track's holiday-themed music video.

The new record was one of three remixes included in the “I’m Just Ken” EP.

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