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Ryan Gosling received an Academy Award nomination for his role in Half Nelson. He has been nominated for two Golden Globes, one for his performance in this year's Blue Valentine and one for 2007's Lars and the Real Girl. Alberto E. Rodriguez /Getty Images Entertainment hide caption

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Ryan Gosling: Fully Immersed In 'Blue Valentine'

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Betty Kate Walsh
When You Wish Upon a Star Dave McKenna
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Santa Clause Is Coming to Town Shelby Lynn
Al Dente Ben Vaughn
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The Year Of No: Geoff Nunberg declares "no" to be the 2010 word of the year. (In case you're curious, NPR wrote 1,640 articles featuring the word "no" in the past year.) Stephanie d'Otreppe/NPR hide caption

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Knowing Geoff Nunberg's 2010 Word Of The Year

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Mele Kalikimaki Matt Wilson
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Tegan and Sara celebrate Christmas in 1985. The sisters are featured on a new holiday album, Gift Wrapped II: Snowed In. Courtesy of Tegan and Sara hide caption

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Ken Tucker Picks The Best Holiday Music Of 2010

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Merry Something To You Gift Wrapped II: Snowed In

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