Ryan Gosling's Critics Choice Award Reaction meme.

Ryan Gosling's Critics' Choice Awards Reaction

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Ryan Gosling's Critics' Choice Awards Reaction, also known as Surprised Ryan Gosling, refers to a reaction image and GIF showing American actor Ryan Gosling's surprised reaction after Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt won the award for "Best Song" at the 2024 Critics' Choice Awards for the Barbie song I'm Just Ken. The clip rapidly spread on X and other social media platforms as a meme format, mostly used as a reaction video or GIF for surprising and unexpected situations.


The 2024 Critics' Choice Awards occurred on January 14th, 2024, at the Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport in Santa Monica, California. One of the most anticipated awards, the "Best Song," was given to Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt for the 2023 Barbie movie anthem, "I'm Just Ken." The actor who performed the song in the movie, Ryan Gosling, reacted with a surprising face to the award upon announcement, which was captured by the cameras and shared on X[1] by the account @DiscussingFilm shortly after (shown below). The post amassed over 32 million views and 142,000 likes in two days.


Soon after the Critics' Choice aired on January 14th, 2024, numerous X users began using Gosling's reaction in memes with various captions. For example, that same day, X user @graciesfavgirl[2] shared a still image of the actor (shown below) commenting on how unexpected the victory was even for the actor. The post garnered over 259,000 likes and 14,000 retweets in two days.

bel X @graciesfavgirl. Follow ryan gosling when i'm just ken beat what was i made for oh he knows 11:57 PM Jan 14, 2024

Also on January 14th, X[3] user @bowergrazi posted a Shocked Gorilla reaction meme paired with the caption "Bella: and the critics choice awards goes to… I’m Just Ken." The post (shown below) was meant to describe the actor's reaction after the song won the award, which received more than 2.1 million views and 142,000 likes in two days.

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@matcrackz RYAN GOSLING WINS BEST SONG 😂 IM JUST KEN #reaction #CriticsChoiceAwards ♬ original sound – matcrackz

@jenkoedits2 Ryan goslings reaction was so good #ryangosling #real #relatable#literallyme #meme #fyp ♬ What You Won't Do for Love – Bobby Caldwell


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