Awards Season 2012: Sexiest Nominees

Brad Pitt! Ryan Gosling! Leo DiCaprio! Check out the nominees we're dying to see in black tie ... or in nothing at all!

  • RYAN GOSLING
 photo | Ryan Gosling

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Updated: Thursday Dec 15, 2011 | 12:25 PM EST

RYAN GOSLING

Nominated for: Golden Globe Award, actor in a drama; Golden Globe Award, actor in a comedy
His comedic timing earned him a nomination for Crazy, Stupid, Love and his gritty dramatic skills landed him a nod for Ides of March – but one of the actor's most beloved qualities was sorely overlooked this awards season: his abs. As costar Emma Stone cried, "You look like you're photoshopped!" PEOPLE's movie critic agreed, saying, "When an Oscar-worthy actor takes a devastatingly sexy role just for kicks, it's ice cream and unicorns for all."