Emily Blunt and Ryan Gosling's Hilariously "Frosty" Oscars Confrontation Reignites Barbenheimer Battle

When Oppenheimer's Emily Blunt and Barbie's Ryan Gosling took the stage together at the 2024 Oscars March 10, things took a "frosty" turn.

By Jess Cohen Mar 11, 2024 1:25 AMTags
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Emily Blunt and Ryan Gosling brought their Barbenheimer beef to the 2024 Oscars

The Oppenheimer actress and the Barbie star—whose films battled it out at the box office when they were released July 21—reunited at Los Angeles' Dolby Theatre March 10. (See every star on the 2024 Academy Awards red carpet here.)

And when the duo—both nominated tonight for their films—took the stage to present together, things took a hilarious turn.

"Oh! Hello, Emily," Gosling said to an unimpressed Blunt, who called out his "frosty" tone.

"Not at all," the actor replied. "No, I'm just happy that we can finally put this Barbenheimer rivalry behind us."

 And Blunt agreed, before cheekily noting that, given Oppenheimer's successful run this award season, it wasn't much of a rivalry after all.

"It's true," Gosling admitted as the audience erupted in laughter. "You guys are doing very well. Congratulations."

However, he couldn't help but note Barbie beat Oppenheimer at the box office.

"I figured out why they call it Barbenheimer and they didn't call it Oppenbarbie," Gosling told Blunt. "I think you guys were at the tail end of that because you were riding Barbie's coattails all summer."

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Though Blunt didn't let him get away with that one, thanking Gosling for "Ken-splaining" the joke to her.

"Mr. 'I need to paint my abs on to get nominated,'" Blunt said as Gosling attempted to grab the microphone. "You don't see Robert Downey Jr. doing that!"

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"She's kidding!" Gosling told the audience. "This is insane Emily, this has got to stop. We have to squash this."

Jokes aside, the duo—who costar in the upcoming movie The Fall Guy—agreed to settle the debate as they honored Hollywood's stunt community. 

To see all the stars on the 2024 Oscars red carpet, keep reading...


In Armani Privé and Bulgari jewelry.

Florence Pugh

Del Core SS24 RTW and Bulgari jewelry.

DaVine Joy Randolph

In custom Louis Vuitton.

Jennifer Lawrence

In custom Christian Dior Haute Couture with Swarovski jewelry.

Carey Mulligan

In custom Balenciaga Couture and Fred Leighton.

Lily Gladstone

In Gucci x Joe Big Mountain.

Greta Lee

In Loewe.

Kate McKinnon

In Bucherer Fine Jewellery.

Greta Gerwig

In Gucci.

Robert Downey Jr.

In Saint Laurent and Tiffany & Co.

Margot Robbie

In Versace FW24 RTW and Fred Leighton.

Ariana Grande

In custom Giambattista Valli Haute Couture with Tiffany & Co. jewelry.

Dwayne Johnson

In Dolce & Gabbana.

Charlize Theron

Christian Dior Haute Couture.

Ryan Gosling & Mandi Gosling

Ryan Gosling in custom Gucci.

Mark Consuelos & Kelly Ripa

Kelly Ripa in archive Donna Karan New York.

Becky G

In custom Vera Wang and custom Zales jewelry. 

Emma Stone

In custom Louis Vuitton.

Lupita Nyong'o

In custom Armani Privé.

America Ferrera

In custom Atelier Versace.

Hailee Steinfeld

In Elie Saab SS24 Couture and Chopard jewelry.

Kirsten Dunst & Jesse Plemons

Kirsten Dunst in Gucci with Fred Leighton jewelry.

Jodie Foster

In Loewe, Kwiat and Fred Leighton.

Billie Eilish

In Chanel.

Ke Huy Quan

In Giorgio Armani.

Gabrielle Union & Dwyane Wade

Gabrielle Union in Carolina Herrera PF24 with Tiffany & Co. jewelry and Dwyane Wade in custom Ateliee Versace.

Matt Bomer

In custom Brunello Cucinelli.

Roger Federer

Jessica Lange

Tamsin Egerton & Josh Hartnet

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