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Gothams: You can run from awards season, but you can’t hide from our bitching about them.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt's up for Breakthrough Actor.Today, IFP announced the nominations for the 2005 Gotham Awards, the Independent Spirit Awards’ non-beach-situated little sister. It’s possible that we may wedge ourselves into a dress and attend the Gothams this year, so we’re trying to pay a little more attention to these despite every part of our being screaming to us to deny that it’s time to start speculating on awards yet. The list:

Best Feature
• BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN – Directed by Ang Lee / Written by Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana / Produced by Diana Ossana and James Schamus
• CAPOTE – Directed by Bennett Miller / Written by Dan Futterman / Produced by Caroline Baron, William Vince and Michael Ohoven
• A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE – Directed by David Cronenberg / Written by Josh Olson / Produced by Chris Bender and JC Spink
• KEANE – Written and directed by Lodge Kerrigan / Produced by Andrew Fierberg
• ME AND YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW – Written and directed by Miranda July / Produced by Gina Kwon

Best Documentary
• BALLET RUSSES – Directed by Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller / Written by Dan Geller, Dayna Goldfine, Gary Weimberg and Celeste Schaefer Snyder / Produced by Dan Geller, Dayna Goldfine, Robert Hawk and Douglas Blair Turnbaugh
• ENRON: THE SMARTEST GUYS IN THE ROOM – Written and directed by Alex Gibney / Produced by Alex Gibney, Jason Kliot and Susan Motamed
• GRIZZLY MAN – Directed by Werner Herzog / Produced by Erik Nelson
• MURDERBALL – Directed by Henry-Alex Rubin and Dana Adam Shapiro / Produced by Jeffrey Mandel and Dana Adam Shapiro
• WILLIAM EGGLESTON IN THE REAL WORLD – Directed by Michael Almereyda / Produced by Michael Almereyda, Jesse Dylan and Anthony Katagas

Breakthrough Director
• Miranda July for ME AND YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW
• Bennett Miller for CAPOTE
• Phil Morrison for JUNEBUG
• Andrew Wagner for THE TALENT GIVEN US
• Alice Wu for SAVING FACE

Breakthrough Actor
• Amy Adams as "Ashley" in JUNEBUG
• Camilla Belle as "Rose Slavin" in THE BALLAD OF JACK AND ROSE
• Joseph Gordon-Levitt as "Neil" in MYSTERIOUS SKIN
• Terrence Howard as "DJay" in HUSTLE & FLOW
• Damian Lewis as "William Keane" in KEANE

Best Ensemble Cast
• BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN – Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Williams, Anne Hathaway, Linda Cardellini, Randy Quaid, Anna Faris
• CRASHSandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, William Fichtner, Brendan Fraser, Terrence Dashon Howard, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Thandie Newton, Ryan Phillippe, Larenz Tate, Nona Gaye, Michael Pena
• GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCKDavid Strathairn, Patricia Clarkson, George Clooney, Jeff Daniels, Robert Downey Jr., Frank Langella
• NINE LIVESKathy Baker, Amy Brenneman, Elpidia Carrillo, Glenn Close. Stephen Dillane, Dakota Fanning, William Fichtner, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Holly Hunter, Jason Isaacs, Joe Mantegna, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Mary Kay Place, Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Aidan Quinn, Miguel Sandoval, Amanda Seyfried, Sissy Spacek, Robin Wright Penn
• THE SQUID AND THE WHALEJeff Daniels, Laura Linney, Jesse Eisenberg, Owen Kline

See, we can’t actually come up with much bitching to do here. It’s early in the season, and we haven’t seen "Brokeback Mountain" yet, but it’s hard to quibble with any of the Feature picks, though frankly, we found "Keane" to be of the admirable/unwatchable sort. No "March of the Penguins" for doc, though there have already been so many strong docs out this year that including the populist favorite on its box office appeal may be pointless. Still, there are easily at least five docs we could switch "Enron" or "Ballet Russes" out with, including "The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill" and "The Aristocrats."

We’re going to guess Ms. July takes the Breakthrough Director nod, as she should. Say what you will about her strange and wonderful debut (clearly, we loved it), it showed as distinct a new voice as we’ve seen this year.

Anyway, November 30, Chelsea Piers, New York, awards judged by a jury of peers. If you’re feeling saucy (and wealthy) you can buy tickets yourself.

+ IFP Announces 2005 Gotham Award Nominations (IFP)

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at IFC.com

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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It’s the final countdown to Christmas and thanks to IFC’s movie marathon all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can revel in classic ’80s films AND find inspiration for your last-minute gifts. Here are our recommendations, if you need a head start:

Musical Instrument

Great analog entertainment substitute when you refuse to give your kid the Nintendo Switch they’ve been drooling over.

Breakfast In Bed

Any significant other or child would appreciate these Uncle Buck-approved flapjacks. Just make sure you’re not stuck on clean up duty.

Cocktail Supplies

You’ll need them to get through the holidays.

Dance Lessons

So you can learn to shake-shake-shake (unless you know ghosts willing to lend a hand).

Comfy Clothes

With all the holiday meals, there may be some…embigenning.



Get even more great inspiration all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC, and remember…