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  • Writer's pictureClaudio Fibonacci

From Ken to Gent: Ryan Gosling’s Hilarious Tribute to ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’

Ryan Gosling’s ‘I’m Just Ken’ Performance at Oscars 2024

Ryan Gosling’s ‘I’m Just Ken’ Performance Paid Hilarious Tribute to Gentleman Prefer Blondes



At the 2024 Oscars, Ryan Gosling and Mark Ronson delivered a memorable performance of the best-original-song nominee “I’m Just Ken,” paying homage to Marilyn Monroe’s iconic rendition of “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” in the classic film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

The Performance

Gosling, channeling Monroe, dazzled in a fuchsia pink ensemble as he descended a staircase surrounded by tuxedo-clad men in a choreographed number. The addition of Guns N’ Roses’s Slash on guitar added a modern twist to the classic routine, making it a standout moment of the night.

Award Outcome

Although “I’m Just Ken” didn’t win the award, Gosling’s performance stole the show and left a lasting impression on the audience. Emma Stone even confessed to tearing her dress while dancing along to the infectious tune during her acceptance speech for best actress.

The Barbie Press Tour

Throughout the Barbie press tour, the focus was on vintage-inspired looks, with Margot Robbie showcasing a range of doll-inspired outfits. Gosling’s decision to pay tribute to a Hollywood classic like Gentlemen Prefer Blondes added a refreshing twist to the Barbie universe narrative.


The verdict on Gosling’s performance? Diamonds are indeed a Ken’s best friend, proving that a clever nod to cinematic history can elevate a modern-day performance to new heights.

Red Carpet Looks

For a glimpse of the fashion highlights from the Oscars 2024 red carpet, check out the gallery below:

1. Margot Robbie in Versace

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