Gosling set for S.B. indie prize


The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will honor Ryan Gosling with its first Independent Award, established to recognize an actor who has made a significant and unique contribution to independent film.

The award will be presented to Gosling -- who was nominated earlier this year for a best actor Oscar for "Half-Nelson" and who is currently starring in "Lars and the Real Girl" -- on Jan. 29 at a tribute at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara.