Ryan Gosling WILL perform I'm Just Ken live at Oscars next month following ... trends now

Ryan Gosling WILL perform I'm Just Ken live at Oscars next month following ... trends now
Ryan Gosling WILL perform I'm Just Ken live at Oscars next month following ... trends now

Ryan Gosling WILL perform I'm Just Ken live at Oscars next month following ... trends now

After weeks of speculation following the controversial Barbie Oscars snubs, Ryan Gosling will take the stage to perform the film's nominated hit song at the award show next month, DailyMail.com can reveal. 

Inside sources confirm the Canadian-born actor, 43, who himself is up for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Ken in the summer blockbuster, will be singing 'I'm Just Ken' at the star-studded ceremony in Los Angeles on March 10. 

The idea for the live performance has been the subject of speculation since Gosling and the hit number were announced among this year's Oscar nominations last month - while the film's female lead Margot Robbie and director Greta Gerwig were snubbed.

Ryan Gosling will perform I'm Just Ken live at the Oscars next month, DailyMail.com can reveal

Ryan Gosling will perform I'm Just Ken live at the Oscars next month, DailyMail.com can reveal

The idea for the live performance has been the subject of speculation since Gosling and the hit number were among the eight Oscar nominations Barbie received last month

The idea for the live performance has been the subject of speculation since Gosling and the hit number were among the eight Oscar nominations Barbie received last month 

And while it is customary for a Best Original Song nominee to be performed during the award show, the prospect of the special performance by Gosling became overshadowed by the controversy.

Barbie received a total of eight Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress for America Ferrera, and Best Original Song for Ken's existential track, I'm Just Ken. 

The Academy's controversial decision sparked a wider debate about sexism in the industry among actors and fans alike on social media, and even saw Gosling issue an extraordinary statement in support of his female colleagues.

In an interview with Variety earlier this month Gosling said he was yet to be approached about a potential performance at the upcoming ceremony - but said he was 'open' to the opportunity.

'I still have not been asked,' he said. '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.'

Music producer Mark Ronson, who wrote the popular song, admitted that seeing Gosling perform the song live at the ceremony would be his 'dream' but said the actor had not confirmed whether it was happening, during a red carpet interview with the magazine at the Grammys

Ryan Gosling as Ken

Ryan Gosling

Gosling is up for Best

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