From Ryan Gosling’s performance of ‘I’m Just Ken’, to Oppenheimer potentially stealing the spotlight, here’s everything to expect from this year's Academy Awards.

It’s Oscar season once again, and that means a slew of internet-breaking moments, fashion risks, snubs, onstage mishaps and everything in between. There’s something about the world’s biggest celebrities gathering in one room that makes the perfect environment for spicy events. Anything is possible at the Oscar, just ask Will Smith and Chris Rock.


Setting the chatter aside, the Oscars continues to maintain its reign as the most prestigious and influential film awards ceremony to date. Each nominee is already a champion in their own right, but securing an Oscar is like winning a golden ticket, a recognition of years of tireless dedication to their craft.


Whilst pundits have pegged Christopher Nolan’s masterpiece as the favourite to clean up, with 13 nominations, several other categories remain tightly contested and too close to call. From the Leading Actress Award to the neck-and-neck competition for best Original Screenplay between Maestro and The Holdovers, it promises to be another unforgettable ceremony.


Although we cannot fathom gossip that may arise from the 96th Academy awards, we can give you the rundown on some performances and expected wins that are going to be the talk of the town after.

A Race of Suspense for Lead Actress


The race is on and is only getting hotter as the Best Actress category is all to play for. Amongst the hotly-tipped talent, we have five star-studded nominees who all delivered ground-breaking performances. Speculation is rife that Emma Stone will secure the throne for her portrayal of Bella—a woman with a brain of (literally) an infant—in the bizarre feminist masterpiece, Poor Things, whilst others argue that Lily Gladstone is a clear frontrunner with her scene-stealing performance in Killers of the Flower Moon alongside industry heavyweights like Leonardo Di Caprio and Robert DeNiro.


Joining the fray are Carey Mulligan for her role in Maestro, Sandra Huller for Anatomy of a Fall and Annette Bening for Nyad. With pundits also favouring Mulligan, the race remains wide open as we wait to find out who takes home the crown.

Ryan Gosling whipping up smiles with ‘I’m Just Ken’.


If Ryan Gosling wasn’t already captivating hearts, he is certain to tug at your heartstrings with his upcoming performance at the 96th Academy Awards. Continuing the tradition, all five nominated songs in the Best Original Song category will be brought to life by their respective artists. Ryan is set to team up with GRAMMY Award-winning producer and songwriter, Mark Ronson, for the first live performance of ‘I’m Just Ken’ —one of the iconic tracks that pioneered Barbie’s long-lasting success. Expect the world’s Kens and Alans to unite as Gosling transports us to the neon pink fantastically plastic Barbie Land for a once-in-a-lifetime performance.


Oppenheimer Running Riot

If you thought Oppenheimer had reached its peak after sweeping the Golden Globes and BAFTAs, think again. Gearing up for film and TV’s equivalent of a footballing treble, Oppenheimer is set to strike gold yet again at this year’s Academy Awards. Up for 13 nominations, just one shy of the record for most nominations for a film in Oscars history, pundits are confidently predicting victories in major categories including Best Picture, Best Director (with Christopher Nolan at the helm ) and Leading Actor (for Cillian Murphy’s portrayal of Robert Oppenheimer).


Amidst swirling rumours and sky-high expectations of clinching at least eight of its numerous nominations, Oppenheimer is on the brink of cementing its status among the greatest Oscar winners of all time. So, whether you’re an Oppenheimer stan or would rather side with Barbie, there’s no denying the sheer brilliance of this cinematic masterpiece as it gears up to etch its name in the annals of history at the Academy Awards.