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Golden Globes: A hunk of hot men for dramatic actor [poll]

December 15, 2011 |  8:45 am

The 81 voters in the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. may work for obscure publications and make any number of bizarre Golden Globe picks, but they seem united in their selections for best dramatic actor -- the hotter the better.

In a field that will have women and any number of gay men swooning along the red carpet, the HFPA's picks for the 69th annual awards were more than a little hunky-dory: George Clooney ("The Descendants"), Leonardo DiCaprio ("J. Edgar"), Michael Fassbender ("Shame"), Ryan Gosling ("The Ides of March") and Brad Pitt ("Moneyball").

Gosling also was nominated in the comedy or musical lead actor contest for "Crazy, Stupid, Love" in a category that isn't nearly as easy on the eyes (sorry, Brendan Gleeson, who was nominated for "The Guard") but does include Jean Dujardin from "The Artist."

Clooney was nominated three times -- for starring in "The Descendants," and directing and co-writing "The Ides of March." So expect the NBC cameras to be trained on the actor/filmmaker for much of the ceremony on Jan. 15.


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--John Horn

Photos: From left, George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio, Michael Fassbender, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt. Credits: From left, Ken Hively/Los Angeles Times; Kevork Djansezian/Associated Press; Dave Hogan/Getty Images;  Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times; Evan Agostini/Associated Press