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Binitha Jacob

“Come Home”: Eva Mendes Tells Ryan Gosling “To Put The Kids To Bed” After Oscars Performance

Ryan Gosling may be Hollywood’s favorite real-life Ken doll, but at home, he’s got a to-do list that comes with his role of being a loving husband to Eva Mendes and a doting father to his two daughters.

On Sunday’s 96th annual Academy Awards, Ryan took to the stage and delivered an electrifying performance of “I’m Just Ken,” the hit track that was nominated for Best Original Song along with seven other nominations for the Barbie movie.

Ryan left the audience in awe as he belted the song in a sparkly pink suit and sunglasses. Mark Ronson and fellow Kens Simu Liu, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Scott Evans, and Ncuti Gatwa were also alongside him on stage during the stellar performance.

Ryan Gosling left fans in awe after his performance of “I’m Just Ken” at the 2024 Oscars

Image credits: Mike Coppola / Getty Images

At the end of the night, Ryan was summoned to return back home by Eva Mendes, the actor’s partner of many years and mother to their two daughters, Esmeralda, 9, and Amada, 7.

Eva took to Instagram with a playful yet poignant reminder of the real-world responsibilities that even Ken cannot escape. With her donning a pink blazer and a black cowboy hat, Eva’s post appeared to be a loving nudge to Ryan with the caption, “You took Ken all the way to the Oscar’s, RG. Now come home, we need to put the kids to bed.”

Fans were delighted to see the endearing moment on Instagram.

“You two are the COOLEST…truly,” one fan said, while another added, “You’re the biggest winner of the night tbh!”

“Now come home, we need to put the kids to bed,” Eva Mendes wrote on Instagram

Image credits: Eva Mendes

“Yep that’s right girl, Family first,” another wrote.

Eva’s post was flooded with comments praising Ryan for his thrilling performance of “I’m just Ken.”

One fan gushed, “He killed it! you can feel the kenergy thru the tv screen.”

“His musical performance was the highlight of the show,” said another comment.

A third said, “Absolutely brought the house down! Love your love.”

For all the Kenergy Ryan brought onscreen in the Barbie film, he was nominated for the role of Best Supporting Actor at the 2024 Oscars. But the award went to Robert Downey Jr. for his widely acclaimed performance in Oppenheimer.

Eva also posted the below reel on the day of the 2024 Oscars award show, saying, “Always by my man.”

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A post shared by Eva Mendes (@evamendes)

The nominees and winners of some of the 96th Academy Awards categories:

Best Picture:
Winner: Oppenheimer
American Fiction
Anatomy of a Fall
The Holdovers
Killers of the Flower Moon
Past Lives
Poor Things
The Zone of Interest

Best Actress:
Winner: Emma Stone – Poor Things
Annette Bening – Nyad
Lily Gladstone – Killers of the Flower Moon
Sandra Huller – Anatomy of a Fall
Carey Mulligan – Maestro

Best Actor:
Winner: Cillian Murphy – Oppenheimer
Bradley Cooper – Maestro
Colman Domingo – Rustin
Paul Giamatti – The Holdovers
Jeffrey Wright – American Fiction

Best Supporting Actress:
Winner: Da’Vine Joy Randolph – The Holdovers
Emily Blunt – Oppenheimer
Danielle Brooks – The Color Purple
America Ferrera – Barbie
Jodie Foster – Nyad

Best Supporting Actor:
Winner: Robert Downey Jr – Oppenheimer
Sterling K Brown – American Fiction
Robert De Niro – Killers of the Flower Moon
Ryan Gosling – Barbie
Mark Ruffalo – Poor Things

Best Director:
Winner: Oppenheimer – Christopher Nolan
Anatomy of a Fall – Justine Triet
Killers of the Flower Moon – Martin Scorsese
Poor Things – Yorgos Lanthimos
The Zone of Interest – Jonathan Glazer

Best Original Song:
What Was I Made For? – Barbie (Billie Eilish, Finneas O’Connell)
The Fire Inside – Flamin’ Hot (Diane Warren)
I’m Just Ken – Barbie (Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt)
It Never Went Away – American Symphony (Jon Batiste, Dan Wilson)
Wahzhazhe (A Song For My People) – Killers of the Flower Moon (Scott George)

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