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“Lincoln,” “Argo” and “Django Unchained” lead the Golden Globes nominees

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There aren’t many surprises on the list of this year’s Golden Globes nominees. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association played it pretty safe, opting for critical darlings like “Lincoln,” “Life of Pi,” “Les Miserables” and “Zero Dark Thirty” instead of fan favorites like “The Avengers,” “Looper” and “The Dark Knight Rises.” At least “Argo” and “Django Unchained” got five nods apiece, as one was and the other is slated to be some of the most entertaining movies of the year.

It’s interesting that “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” is nowhere to be seen on this list, which doesn’t bode well for its release tomorrow. During their time, “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy got plenty of love from awards shows, but early reviews have said that “The Hobbit” isn’t looking like it’s going to be quite as great as its older brother.

We’d be remiss if we didn’t express excitement about “Silver Linings Playbook” and “The Sessions” getting lots of love. Also, Jack Black was recognized for his work in “Bernie” and “Moonrise Kingdom” got a nod for Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical. Also, Adele got “Skyfall” its one nomination (for Best Song), and if Taylor Swift wins over here we’re going to boycott the Globes forever.

Here’s the full list of Golden Globes nominees:

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
– “Argo”
– “Django Unchained”
– “Life of Pi”
– “Lincoln”
– “Zero Dark Thirty”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA – Jessica Chastain in “Zero Dark Thirty”
– Marion Cotillard in “Rust and Bone”
– Helen Mirren in “Hitchcock”
– Naomi Watts in “The Impossible”
– Rachel Weisz in “The Deep Blue Sea”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
– Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln”
– Richard Gere in “Arbitrage”
– John Hawkes in “The Sessions”
– Joaquin Phoenix in “The Master”
– Denzel Washington in “Flight”

BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
– “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”
– “Les Miserables”
– “Moonrise Kingdom”
– “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”
– “Silver Linings Playbook”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
– Emily Blunt in “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”
– Judi Dench in “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”
– Jennifer Lawrence in “Silver Linings Playbook”
– Maggie Smith in “Quartet”
– Meryl Streep in “Hope Springs”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
– Jack Black in “Bernie”
– Bradley Cooper in “Silver Linings Playbook”
– Hugh Jackman in “Les Miserables”
– Ewan McGregor in “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”
– Bill Murray in “Hyde Park on Hudson”

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
– “Brave”
– “Frankenweenie”
– “Hotel Transylvania”
– “Rise of the Guardians”
– “Wreck-It Ralph”

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
– “Amour” (Austria)
– “A Royal Affair” (Denmark)
– “The Intouchables” (France)
– “Kon-Tiki” (Norway/UK/Denmark)
– “Rust and Bone” (France)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
– Amy Adams in “The Master”
– Sally Field in “Lincoln”
– Anne Hathaway in “Les Miserables”
– Helen Hunt in “The Sessions”
– Nicole Kidman in “The Paperboy”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
– Alan Arkin in “Argo”
– Leonardo DiCaprio in “Django Unchained”
– Philip Seymour Hoffman in “The Master”
– Tommy Lee Jones in “Lincoln”
– Christoph Waltz in “Django Unchained”

BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE
– Ben Affleck for “Argo”
– Kathryn Bigelow for “Zero Dark Thirty”
– Ang Lee for “Life of Pi”
– Stephen Spielberg for “Lincoln”
– Quentin Tarantino for “Django Unchained”

BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE
– Mark Boal for “Zero Dark Thirty”
– Tony Kushner for “Lincoln”
– David O. Russell for “Silver Linings Playbook”
– Quentin Tarantino for “Django Unchained”
– Chris Terrio for “Argo”

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE
– Mychael Danna for “Life of Pi”
– Alexandra Desplat for “Argo”
– Dario Marianelli for “Anna Karenina”
– Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil for “Cloud Atlas”
– John Williams for “Lincoln”

BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE
– “For You,” “Act of Valor”
– “Not Running Anymore,” “Stand Up Guys”
– “Safe and Sound,” “The Hunger Games”
– “Skyfall,” “Skyfall”
– “Suddenly,” “Les Miserables”

Who do you think should win during the Golden Globes? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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Car Notes

Portlandia Keeps Road Rage In Park

Get a lesson in parking etiquette on a new Portlandia.

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It’s the most American form of cause and effect: Park like a monster, receive a passive-aggressive note.

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This unofficial rule of the road is critical to keeping the great big wheel of car-related Karma in balance. And naturally, Portlandia’s Kath and Dave have elevated it to an awkward, awkward art form in Car Notes, the Portlandia web series presented by Subaru.

If you’ve somehow missed the memo about Car Notes until now, you can catch up on every installment online, on the IFC app, and on demand. You can even have a little taste right here:

If your interest is piqued – great news for you! A special Car Notes sketch makes an appearance in the latest episode of Portlandia, and you can catch up on it now right here.

Watch all-new Portlandia Thursdays at 10P on IFC.

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Naked and Hungry

Two New Ways to Threeway

IFC's Comedy Crib gets sensual in time for Valentine's Day.

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This week, two scandalous new digital series debut on IFC’s Comedy Crib.
Ménage à Trois invites people to participate in a real-life couple’s fantasy boudoir. And The Filling is Mutual follows two saucy chefs who invite comedians to make food inspired by their routines. Each show crosses some major boundaries in sexy and/or delicious ways, and each are impossible to describe in detail without arousing some awkward physical cravings. Which is why it’s best to hear it directly from the minds behind the madness…

Ménage à Trois

According to Diana Kolsky and Murf Meyer, the two extremely versatile constants in the ever-shifting à trois, “MàT is a sensually psychedelic late night variety show exploring matters of hearts, parts and every goddamn thing in between…PS, any nudes will be 100% tasteful.”

This sexy brainchild includes sketches, music, and props that would put Pee-wee’s Playhouse to shame. But how could this fantastical new twist on the vanilla-sex variety show format have come to be?

“We met in a UCB improv class taught by Chris Gethard. It was clear that we both humped to the beat of our own drum; our souls and tongues intermingled at the bar after class, so we dove in head first.”

Sign me up, but promise to go slow. This tricycle is going to need training wheels.

The Filling is Mutual

Comedians Jen Saunderson and Jenny Zigrino became best friends after meeting in the restroom at the Gotham Comedy Club, which explains their super-comfortable dynamic when cooking with their favorite comedians. “We talk about comedy, sex, menses, the obnoxiousness of Christina Aguilera all while eating food that most would push off their New Year’s resolution.”

The hook of cooking food based off of comedy routines is so perfect and so personal. It made us wonder about what dishes Jen & Jenny would pair with some big name comedy staples, like…

Bill Murray?
“Oh, that’s easy Meatballs with Lingonberry Space Jam it’d be great, but then we’d have to Oh, that’s easy Meatballs with Lingonberry Space Jam it’d be great, but then we’d have to… Oh, that’s easy Meatballs with Lingonberry Space Jam it’d be great, but then we’d have to avoid doing any kind of silly Groundhog Day reference.” 

Bridget Everett?
“Cream Balls… Sea Salt encrusted Chocolate Ganache Covered Ice Cream Ball that melt cream when you bite into them.” 

Nick Kroll & John Mulaney? 
“I’d make George and Gil black and white cookies from scratch and just as we open the oven to put the cookie in we’d prank ’em with an obnoxious amount of tuna!!!”

Carrie Brownstein & Fred Armisen? 
“Definitely a raw cacao “safe word” brownie. Cacao!”

Just perfect.

See both new series in their entirety on IFC’s Comedy Crib.

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Dark Arts

Foot Fetish Jesus And Other Nightmares

Meet the minds behind Comedy Crib's latest series, Quirks and The Mirror.

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The Mirror and Quirks are really, really strange. Deeply disturbing yet hauntingly beautiful. But you really don’t need to read a synopsis of either of the aforementioned shows to understand the exact variety of nightmare-bonkers comedy these shows deliver — that’s why the good lord made links. Instead, take a peek behind the curtain and meet the creators.

Quirks

Let’s start with Kevin Tosi. Kevin does the whole show by himself. That doesn’t mean he’s a loner — Kevin has a day job with actual humans. But that day job is copywriting. So it’s only natural that his suppressed demons would manifest themselves in biting cartoon form, including “Foot Fetish Jesus”, in ways that somehow speak to all of us. If only all copywriters channeled their inner f*ckedupness into such…expressive art.

The Mirror

Onward to the folks at Wham City Comedy.

These guys aren’t your typical comedy collective in that their work is way more left-field and even elevated than your standard digital short. More funny weird than funny ha-ha. They’ve done collaborations with musicians like Beach House, Dan Deacon & Wye Oak, television networks (obviously), and others. Yeah they get paid, but their motivation feels deeper. Darker. Most of them are video artists, and that explains a lot.

See more of The Mirror and Quirks on IFC.com and the IFC app.

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