Ryan Gosling, Emily Blunt bring ‘Barbenheimer’ rivalry to 2024 Oscars | Pro Hub of News

At the 96th Academy Awards, Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt shared the stage to honor stunt performers, but their interaction took a comical turn, tinged with a hint of frostiness.

As they greeted each other, Gosling’s stern “Hello” was playfully called out by Blunt for its chilly tone, setting the tone for their banter. They couldn’t resist poking fun at their movies, “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer,” and joked about the supposed rivalry between the two films.

Gosling quipped about putting the “Barbenheimer” rivalry to rest, to which Blunt humorously remarked that the competition wasn’t as fierce as it seemed. Gosling acknowledged the success of “Oppenheimer” and joked about the naming choices, suggesting why it wasn’t called “Oppenbarbie.”

Blunt retaliated by accusing Gosling of “painting his abs” for awards attention, prompting Gosling to playfully deny the claim. Sensing the absurdity of their faux rivalry, Gosling suggested they end the comedic strife.

For context, Blunt and Gosling played supporting roles in “Oppenheimer” and “Barbie,” respectively. Both films, released on the same day, sparked the Barbenheimer phenomenon in summer 2023.