Ryan Gosling’s hit Barbie track I’m Just Ken won big at the Critics’ Choice Awards – and he’s more confused than anyone.
But while the song is undeniably a massive hit, Ryan looked incredibly suspicious when the track won best song at the annual awards on Sunday night.
Ryan was up against pop powerhouses Billie Eilish and Dua Lipa for the accolade, with both stars having also lent their voices for the Barbie soundtrack.
And as presenters Bella Ramsey and Anthony Ramos announced I’m Just Ken as the winner, the camera panned over to Ryan, showing him looking absolutely baffled and more than a little horrified.
Ryan didn’t seem to trust the announcement at all and looked like he was waiting for someone to yell ‘SIKE’ (Picture: TNT)
The short clip shows the actor sitting very still, frowning, with his eyes darting around the room – before I’m Just Ken’s co-writer and co-producer Mark Ronson gets up and hugs the Barbie crew and collects the award on stage.
Fans were quick to notice the moment, and flocked to X to share their thoughts, with many declaring it the best moment of the ceremony.
User @goslingsfilms wrote it was the ‘best reaction to an award,’ while Tyler Duran laughed he was ‘flabbergasted, he thought it was a prank.’
‘Another meme is born,’ David Reed wrote – and user Sarah screamed ‘WAKE UP BABE NEW RYAN GOSLING REACTION JUST DROPPED.’
Ryan’s award-winning song came in Greta Gerwig’s Barbie, which became a cultural cornerstone last summer (Picture: Getty Images North America)
Musician Mark thanked director Greta during his acceptance speech for best song, as well as Ryan, who he said ‘made the world fall in love with this song.’
Addressing Greta directly, he said: ‘The fact that you carved out 11 minutes for this prog-rock power ballad dream ballet shred fest so the boys could cry and hold hands a little too, we’re really forever in your debt for that.’
Ryan had also been up for the award of best supporting actor, but missed out in the category to Robert Downey Jr for his work on Oppenheimer.
Barbie received 18 nominations overall, and won six, including best comedy and best original screenplay.
But Oppenheimer swept the event with eight awards, winning Christopher Nolan a best director gong, along with best supporting actor and best picture.
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