Eva Mendes Has the Best Reaction to Ryan Gosling’s Viral “I’m Just Ken” Moment

Eva Mendes Has the Best Reaction to Ryan Gosling’s Viral “I’m Just Ken” Moment
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Eva Mendes just had the best response to husband Ryan Gosling's viral Critics Choice Awards moment.

The actor became the subject of many memes and GIFs when, at the ceremony over the weekend, he had the most confused reaction to winning the award for Best Original Song, for Barbie's “I'm Just Ken.”

Gosling—Stereotypical Ken—sings the funny, self-deprecating tune in the movie, and even dances to it in a very choreographed number, joined by the rest of the Kens.

At the Critics Choice Awards, upon hearing that the song had beat out its opponents, which included two other Barbie songs, Gosling looked bewildered, and frankly, a little annoyed, having seemingly not thought the track worthy.

Mendes posted a clip of Gosling's viral impostor-syndrome reaction on her Instagram, and wrote in the caption, simply, “I LOVE HIM!!!!”

Other nominees in the Best Song category included two other songs from the Barbie soundtrack: Dua Lipa’s “Dance the Night” and Billie Eilish’s “What Was I Made For?” The other nominees were The Super Mario Bros. Movie song “Peaches,” snug by Jack Black, Lenny Kravitz’s “Road to Freedom” from Rustin, and the Julia Michaels-written track “This Wish,” from Disney’s Wish.

“I'm Just Ken” writers Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt took the stage to accept the award at the Critics Choice ceremony. “Ryan Gosling, this is as much your award as ours,” Ronson said. “You made the audience fall in love with this song with your matchless performance, so thank you.”

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