L.A. Times guy James Bates speaks to ThinkFilm’s Mark Urman about awards-season surge of Half-Nelson and Best Actor nominee Ryan Gosling: “There’s not a day that goes by when someone isn’t in a position to read about Half Nelson,” Urman says. “That wasn’t the case when it was in active theatrical release. Now, it’s part of the dialogue. On the January- February cusp, when this film is about to come out on DVD, if the gods are good, it will be an Oscar nominee in a major category. It would make an enormous difference on DVD.”