Ryan Gosling returned to the states this week and resumed filming Gangster Squad last night in LA. Ryan spent the Thanksgiving holiday in France with his new love, Eva Mendes. He visited Eva on the set of her latest project, Holy Motors, and the pair were also spotted holding hands on a romantic sightseeing walk through Paris. The bright smile on Ryan's face could have something to do with his new lady or the news that he's been nominated for a Film Independent Spirit Award — see the entire list of Spirit Award nominees! Ryan was recognized in the category of best male lead for his role in Drive with his heist drama earning four nominations in total. The award season is just getting started, and it's possible Ryan will be a red carpet staple in 2012. He usually hits big events with his mom Donna or sister, but we might see him step out with his lovely girlfriend Eva this time around.