Ryan gosling’s memorable performance highlights sunday’s oscars.

The live musical performances during Sunday’s Oscars were notably concise, as the Academy aimed to streamline its traditionally lengthy broadcast. However, there was still plenty of entertainment to be had, particularly with Ryan Gosling’s standout appearance.

Gosling, reprising his Oscar-nominated role as Barbie’s Ken, stole the spotlight with his rendition of “I’m Just Ken,” a synthy pop-rock track from the “Barbie” soundtrack. Dressed in a sequined hot pink suit and matching gloves, Gosling charmed the audience with the song’s witty commentary on masculinity.

Although the award for Best Original Song ultimately went to Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell for “What Was I Made For?”, Gosling’s performance had the crowd singing along and captivated by its infectious energy.

Accompanied by Mark Ronson on guitar and a group of male dancers in cowboy hats, Gosling’s performance evoked the theatricality of the film’s dream ballet-battle sequence, paying homage to Marilyn Monroe’s iconic performance of “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend.”

The gala took on a festive atmosphere akin to late-night karaoke, with Gosling’s co-stars and other celebrities joining in the fun. Emma Stone, in particular, humorously remarked on her dress malfunction during the performance, attributing it to the excitement of Gosling’s act.

Aside from Gosling’s memorable performance, the Oscars also featured moving renditions of all the nominated original songs. Highlights included Lily Gladstone’s emotional reaction to “Wahzhazhe (A Song for My People),” performed by Scott George and the Osage Singers, and Becky G’s uplifting rendition of “The Fire Inside.”

In the Best Original Score category, Ludwig Goransson secured his second win for the music of “Oppenheimer,” capping off a night filled with musical talent and memorable moments.