Critics Choice Awards: Ryan Gosling's bemused reaction to 'I'm Just Ken' win goes viral

Ryan Gosling’s bemused reaction to his Barbie track I'm Just Ken winning Best Song at the Critics Choice Awards has gone viral.

The Canadian actor, 43, was up against the likes of bonafide pop stars Billie Eilish and Dua Lipa plus rocker Lenny Kravitz to win Best Original Song at the event on Sunday night, held at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, California.

After it was announced that his track had won the category, the camera panned to a confused-looking Gosling - who was seen furrowing his eyebrows and looking slightly horrified.

As a result social media was ablaze with reaction - with one commenting that Gosling had “created a new meme” with his deadpan reaction.


Another added: “Yoooo Ryan Gosling's face on the ‘I'm just Ken’ song SENT ME!”

Writers of the track Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt went on stage to accept the honour.

Accepting the award, Ronson said: “Wow - we're gonna talk quickly because we're lonely songwriters and they will turn the power of music against us and start playing it. We'd like to thank the Critics Choice obviously for this.

“Ryan Gosling, this is just as much your award as ours: You made the audience fall in love with this song with your ... performance.”

He added: “If there is anything about writing a song, there is no just Ken it's Barbie and Ken, so Margot [Robbie], thank you, and you put this whole thing together.”


Other nominees in the category included Dance the Night from Barbie, sung by Dua Lipa, What Was I Made For also from Barbie by Billie Eilish, Peaches from The Super Mario Bros. Movie by Jack Black, Road to Freedom from Rustin by Lenny Kravitz and This Wish by Ariana DeBose from Wish.

Elsewhere, Christopher Nolan’s historical epic Oppenheimer topped the Critics Choice Awards, taking home eight gongs.

The London-born filmmaker won best director, alongside best picture and supporting actor for Robert Downey Jr. However, its leading man Cillian Murphy was snubbed in the best actor category - which went to The Holdovers star Paul Giamatti.

Taking to the stage to collect his gong for best director, Nolan said: “To mangle a quote from Sir Isaac Newton, ‘If I appear tall it’s because I stand on the shoulders of giants’ – the particular giants I am standing on is Kai (Bird) and Marty (Sherwin) who wrote the incredible book American Prometheus and spent 25 years doing it.

“I thank you Kai for trusting me with your work and Marty, unfortunately he left us before I was able to show him the final script, but Kai your constant reassurances once you saw the film that he would have approved meant the world to me.”

The 29th incarnation of the star-studded ceremony also saw success for Greta Gerwig’s box office hit Barbie, which picked up six awards including best comedy, best original screenplay.

While the TV categories saw Succession, Beef and The Bear dominate in the major awards.