Ryan Gosling takes advantage of the opportunity to perform at the Oscars

For several weeks after the Oscar nominations were announced, “Barbie” star Ryan Gosling publicly maintained that he was unsure whether he would perform “I'm Just Ken” during the 96th Academy Awards.

However, “Barbie” star and co-producer Margot Robbie says he never hesitated to agree to perform. In fact, she says she didn't have to pressure him “at all.”

“He jumped into this,” Robbie told me at Saturday night's Chanel and Charles Finch party at the Beverly Hills Hotel. “He's going to crush it. I'm so excited. I think it's going to be the highlight of the whole night. I think a lot of people are going to tune into this particular performance.”

in diverse In an early February cover story, Gosling insisted that the Academy had not yet asked him to perform. “It would have been a big risk to do that,” said Gosling, who is nominated for an Oscar for his role as Kane. “I don't know how that would work. But I'm open to it.”

said Mark Ronson, who wrote the song with Andrew Wyatt diverse At the Grammy Awards, his dream was for Gosling to perform at the Oscars.

When asked if he might be replaced by another singer if Gosling didn't want to perform “I'm Only Kane” live during the Oscars, Ronson said: “No. I think if Ryan doesn't do it then we won't do it.”

“I'm Just Ken” is one of two “Barbie” tracks that received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song. The other is “What were you created for?” Written by Billie Eilish and Finneas.

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Meanwhile, Robbie also told me that she continues to look for the right project for her directorial debut. “I would love to, but there are no plans at this point,” she said. “But I read scripts all day, every day at the company [LuckyChap Entertainment]”.

The Chanel party was also attended by Oscar nominees Daphne Joy Randolph, America Ferrera, Robert De Niro, Sandra Holler and Celine Song, as well as Kristen Stewart, Usher, James Marsden, Patrick Dempsey, Tessa Thompson, Maya Rudolph and Lily-Rose Depp. Kerry Washington, Dominic Cessa, Gracie Abrams, Adrien Brody, Alexandra Shipp, Rebecca Hall, Rachel Zoe, Jennifer Meyers, Willem Dafoe, Jack Huston, and Danny Huston.

Earlier in the evening, a star-studded crowd packed the Giorgio Armani store on Rodeo Drive for the brand's annual pre-Oscars party. This year's winner was Killers of the Flower Moon director Martin Scorsese. Attendees included De Niro, Lily Gladstone, Paris Jackson, Regé-Jean Page, John Mulaney, Olivia Munn, Kathryn Newton, Christoph Waltz, Jeffrey Wright, Allison Williams, Ramy Youssef, Callum Turner, Ke Hui Quan, Scott Eastwood and Mamie. Gomer.

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