Ryan Gosling

Dark Horse Lead Actor: 'Lars and the Real Girl'

Why: An indie and kudos darling, Gosling found himself a nominee last year for “Half Nelson” and, if the stars align again, could make the cut this time around, too. Much depends on how voters view the pic: Some see it as a loving portrait of a mentally unstable man dealing with the loss of his mother, while others regard the film as a one-joke premise. However they look at it, Gosling is completely captivating as an emotionally disturbed man who fully commits himself to a blow-up doll. He takes the relationship seriously, and his sincerity is what makes the film work.

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    Why: An indie and kudos darling, Gosling found himself a nominee last year for “Half Nelson” and, if the stars align again, could make the cut this time around, too. Much depends on how voters view the pic: Some see it as a loving portrait of a mentally unstable man dealing with the loss of […]

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    Why: An indie and kudos darling, Gosling found himself a nominee last year for “Half Nelson” and, if the stars align again, could make the cut this time around, too. Much depends on how voters view the pic: Some see it as a loving portrait of a mentally unstable man dealing with the loss of […]

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    Why: An indie and kudos darling, Gosling found himself a nominee last year for “Half Nelson” and, if the stars align again, could make the cut this time around, too. Much depends on how voters view the pic: Some see it as a loving portrait of a mentally unstable man dealing with the loss of […]

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    Why: An indie and kudos darling, Gosling found himself a nominee last year for “Half Nelson” and, if the stars align again, could make the cut this time around, too. Much depends on how voters view the pic: Some see it as a loving portrait of a mentally unstable man dealing with the loss of […]

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    Film Review: 'Budapest Noir'

    Why: An indie and kudos darling, Gosling found himself a nominee last year for “Half Nelson” and, if the stars align again, could make the cut this time around, too. Much depends on how voters view the pic: Some see it as a loving portrait of a mentally unstable man dealing with the loss of […]

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