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Ryan Gosling's Oscar Performance ''I'm Just Ken'' Is Brilliant

Ryan Gosling's Oscar Performance ''I'm Just Ken'' Is Brilliant

Berfin Ceren Meray
March 14 2024 - 10:55pm

Amidst a grand spectacle at the Oscars, Ryan Gosling delivered a performance for the ages with his rendition of 'I'm Just Ken,' turning heads and hearts alike with an extravagant display. Embarking on this ambitious endeavor, Gosling enlisted the talents of a 40-piece orchestra, 62 dancing Kens, over 24 oversized Barbie heads, and even featured a surprise appearance by Guns N’ Roses, culminating in a moment that etched itself into the annals of award show history.

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Speculation surrounding Gosling's involvement in the performance had been rife for months, finally confirmed in late February to much anticipation. Behind the scenes, Gosling, along with the Oscars producers and creative minds like Greta Gerwig, meticulously crafted every detail, ensuring a seamless execution. Gosling's vision for the performance was clear from the outset, paying homage to 'Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend' from 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.'

Taking center stage on pink stairs reminiscent of Marilyn Monroe's iconic performance, Gosling's attention to detail was evident in every aspect of the production. Choreographer Mandy Moore revealed Gosling's hands-on approach, meticulously mapping out each movement to perfection.

The performance was not merely a spectacle but a collaborative effort to engage the audience fully. Gosling's desire to have everyone on their feet and singing along drove the producers to blast lyrics on screens, fostering an immersive experience. Even the involvement of stars like Margot Robbie and Emma Stone was carefully orchestrated, adding layers of depth to the performance.

Rehearsals began weeks in advance, with Gosling's dedication evident as he seamlessly danced and sang live. The meticulous planning paid off as the performance unfolded flawlessly on the big night, leaving audiences and critics alike in awe.

As praise poured in from all quarters, Gosling's humble demeanor backstage revealed his commitment to perfection. Amidst the adulation, he sought reassurance on the technicalities, a testament to his unwavering dedication to his craft.

In the aftermath of 'I'm Just Ken,' accolades continued to pour in, with co-stars and audience members alike lauding Gosling's performance as a moment to remember. From Ferrera's call for a roadshow to Slash's praise for the unforgettable experience, Gosling's performance left an indelible mark on the Oscars stage.

As the curtains closed on this extraordinary performance, one thing was certain: Ryan Gosling's rendition of 'I'm Just Ken' transcended mere entertainment, cementing its place as a timeless spectacle in the annals of award show history.

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