BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 12: Ryan Gosling attends the 96th Oscars Nominees Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton on February 12, 2024 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by JC Olivera/Getty Images)

Variety has learned that the acclaimed actor will serenade the audience with the Academy Award-nominated song from the film “Barbie” during the upcoming 96th annual ceremony on March 10. However, the Academy has chosen not to provide any official comment on the matter.

The question of whether Gosling would take on the challenge of showcasing his vocal talents at the Oscars has been looming since both he and the song garnered nominations in January.

In a recent Variety cover story published in early February, Gosling maintained that the Academy hadn’t extended an invitation for him to perform yet. He expressed some uncertainty about the feasibility of such a performance, stating, “It might be too much of a risk to have me do it. I don’t know how that would work. But I’m open to it.”

Mark Ronson, who co-wrote the song alongside Andrew Wyatt, shared his aspirations for Gosling to take the stage at the Academy Awards during the Grammy Awards.

When questioned about the possibility of finding a replacement should Gosling opt out of performing “I’m Just Ken” live, Ronson was firm, asserting, “No. I think if Ryan doesn’t do it then we’re not doing it.”

“I’m Just Ken” is one of the two tracks from “Barbie” that received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song. The other nominated song is “What Was I Made For?” by Billie Eilish and Finneas. Despite competing against these tracks, “I’m Just Ken” and another “Barbie” hit, “Dance the Night” by Dua Lipa, fell short at the Grammy Awards, where Eilish and Finneas took home the award for Best Song Written for Visual Media.