Ryan Gosling’s Best Song Win at Critics Choice Awards Puts The Oscars 2024 in a Major Uncertainty

Published 01/14/2024, 8:35 PM EST

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As the 29th Critics Choice Awards unfolded, Warner Bros’ Barbie, under the direction of Greta Gerwig, entered the spotlight with a staggering 18 nominations, setting a new record in the Mattel pink world of cinema. The anticipation surrounding the Oscars 2024 grew more intriguing as Ryan Gosling, embodying the essence of Ken with a flawless ‘I am just Ken,’ secured a win in the Best Original Song category.

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This unexpected triumph threw a curveball, especially with Billie Eilish’s formidable contender, ‘What Was I Made For,’ in the running. The win not only spotlighted ‘I am just Ken’ but also injected a dose of uncertainty into the Oscars predictions for 2024. In a heartfelt acceptance, Mark Ronson credited writer-director Gerwig for her dedication in carving out an impressive 11-minute prog rock power ballad dream ballet shared fest. He praised the emotional depth, allowing even the toughest to shed a tear and share a moment.

Gosling found himself in a surreal moment when his song ‘I’m Just Ken’ clinched the Best Song award. The actor’s bewildered expression painted a picture of genuine disbelief as if he suspected a clever prank unfolding before him. Despite the announcer naming him as one to accept the award, Gosling stayed rooted in his seat, cheering on the actual recipients, Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt, with an air of disbelief lingering around him.

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In a rather surreal twist of fate Gosling, who spoke his heart out on Ken seemed nonchalant about the soaring success of the film’s song, ‘I’m Just Ken’. However, Mark Ronson, the creative genius behind the music, unveiled Gosling’s unexpected and surreal reaction to the song’s triumph. Despite being a real musician and Slash contributing to the song, Gosling, seemingly unfazed, found the acclaim “so surreal”. More so, he expressed his astonishment in response to Ronson’s updates about the song’s achievements.

The synergy of Gosling’s genuine disbelief and the song’s unexpected popularity made it a captivating chapter on the actor’s musical journey. This unique moment in Gosling’s career, where his hidden singing and dancing talents took center stage, was not initially a guaranteed part of the movie. The organic development of this musical interlude added a touch of nostalgia, reminiscent of ’90s films with memorable soundtracks.

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Were you also amazed by ‘I’m Just Ken’ winning at the Critics Choice Awards 2024? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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Riva Khan

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Riva Khan is an entertainment reporter at NetflixJunkie. Given her love for the language and writing, she has honed her narrative skills from a young age. She loves her latest tea in Hollywood and keeps an eye on the news.

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