Ryan Gosling’s “I’m Just Ken” one of Five Live Performances Set for Oscars

All five of the Oscar-nominated songs will be performed live at this year’s Academy Awards.

The Dolby Stage will not only be home to the 96th Oscars ceremony but will also serve as a major concert venue this Sunday, with Jon Batiste, Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell, Becky G, Scott George and the Osage Singers, and Ryan Gosling and Mark Ronson will all perform their Oscar-nominated numbers.

This news follows an update on who some of the presenters at this year’s Oscars will be, which include Zendaya, Nicolas Cage, Al Pacino, and Michelle Pfeiffer.

As for the original songs you’ll be hearing during the show, here are the song nominees and the performers: “It Never Went Away” from “American Symphony” (performed by Jon Batiste, music and lyric by Jon Batiste and Dan Wilson), “I’m Just Ken” from “Barbie” (performed by Ryan Gosling and Mark Ronson, music and lyric by Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt), “The Fire Inside” from “Flamin’ Hot” (performed by Becky G, music and lyric by Diane Warren),“Wahzhazhe (A Song For My People)” from “Killers of the Flower Moon” (performed by Scott George and the Osage Singers, music and lyric by Scott George) and “What Was I Made For?” from “Barbie” (performed by Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell, music and lyric by Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell).

Caption: RYAN GOSLING on the set of Warner Bros. Pictures’ “BARBIE,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer leads all films this year with a whopping 13 nominations, followed closely Yorgos Lanthimos’ Poor Things with 11 and Martin Scorseose’s Killers of the Flower Moon notching 10. Your other Best Picture nominees are Cord Jefferson’s American Fiction, Justine Triet’s Anatomy of a Fall, Greta Gerwig’s Barbie, Alexander Payne’s The Holdovers, Bradley Cooper’s Maestro, and Jonathan Glazer’s The Zone of Interest.

Check out the video here for a refresher on what made “I’m Just Ken” such a phenomenon.

Featured image: L-r: KINGSLEY BEN-ADIR and RYAN GOSLING on the set of Warner Bros. Pictures’ “BARBIE,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Jaap Buitendijk


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