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“Argo” reigns at SAG Awards and Producers Guild Awards

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At this point, if any film other than “Argo” wins Best Picture at the 2013 Academy Awards it will be a major shock. The Ben Affleck movie has now come out on top at the Screen Actors Guild and Producers Guild Awards after already winning top honors at the Golden Globes and Critics’ Choice Awards.

Other surprises at the shows were Jennifer Lawrence beating Jessica Chastain for Best Actress in a Motion Picture at the SAG Awards and “Wreck-It Ralph” winning Best Animated Feature at the PGAs. We’d be perfectly happy if both of those things happened at the Oscars too.

You can read the full winners lists for both shows below:

Producers Guild Awards

Best Picture – “Argo”

Best Drama Series – “Homeland”

Best Documentary Feature – “Searching For Sugar Man”

Best Reality Series – “American Masters”

Best Animated Feature – “Wreck-It Ralph”

Best Long-Form Television – “Game Change”

Best Comedy Series – “Modern Family”

Best Live Entertainment & Talk Show Television – “The Colbert Report”

Best Reality Competition Series – “The Amazing Race”

Best Sports Program – “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel”

Best Children’s Program – “Sesame Street”

Best Digital Series – “30 Rock: The Webisodes”

SAG Awards

Outstanding Performance By A Cast In A Motion Picture – “Argo”

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Leading Role – Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Leading Role – Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln”

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Supporting Role – Anne Hathaway, “Les Misérables”

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actors In A Supporting Role – Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln”

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Television Movie Or Miniseries -Julianne Moore, “Game Change”

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actors In A Television Movie Or Miniseries – Kevin Costner, “Hatfields & McCoys”

Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Drama Series – “Downton Abbey”

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Drama Series – Claire Danes, “Homeland”

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Drama Series – Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”

Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Comedy Series – “Modern Family”

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Comedy Series – Tina Fey, “30 Rock”

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Comedy Series – Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”

Outstanding Performance By A Stunt Ensemble In A Motion Picture – “Skyfall”

Outstanding Performance By A Stunt Ensemble In A Television Series – “Game of Thrones”

Do you agree with these winners? Would you like to see “Argo” win Best Picture at the Oscars? Let us know in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter!

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Inauguration Alternative

Bill Murray On Repeat

It's a movie "Murray-thon" all-day Friday on IFC.

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Democrats, Republicans and Millennials agree: 2017 is shaping up to be a spectacle — a spectacle that really kicks into high gear this Friday with the presidential inauguration. Not only will the new POTUS swear in, but all the Country’s highest offices will be filled. It’s a daunting prospect, and to feel a little anxious about it is only normal. But if your anxiety is snowballing into panic, we have a solution:
Bill Murray.

He’s the human embodiment of a mental “Happy Place”, and there’s really no problem he can’t solve. So, with that in mind, how about we all set aside reality for a moment and let Bill take the pain away by imagining a top-shelf White House cabinet filled exclusively by his signature characters. Here are a few hypothetical appointments for your consideration…

Secretary of Defense:
Bill Murray from Stripes

His incompetence is balanced by charm, and dumb luck is inexplicably on his side. America could do worse.

Secretary of State:
Bill Murray from Lost In Translation

A seasoned globetrotter steeped in regional traditions who has the respect of the whole wide world. And he kills Costello in karaoke, which is very important.

Press Secretary:
Bill Murray from Ghostbusters

“Cats and dogs, living together. Mass hysteria.” Dude knows how to brief a room.

Secretary of Health and Human Services:
Bill Murray from What About Bob.

A doctor-approved people person who knows that progress is measured in baby steps.

Secretary of Energy:
Bill Murray from Groundhog Day

Let’s be honest, this world is going to need a lot of do-overs.

Feeling better? Hold on to that bliss. And enjoy a healthy alternative to the inauguration brouhaha with multiple Murrays all Friday long in an IFC movie marathon including Kingpin, Zombieland, Ghostbusters, and Ghostbusters II.

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Home Run

Hank Azaria Gets Thrown A Curve Ball

Brockmire Premieres April 5 at 10P

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Unless you’ve somehow missed every episode of the Simpsons since 1989, then surely you know that Hank Azaria is one of the most important character actors of our time. He’s so prolific and his voice is so dynamic that he’s responsible for more iconic personalities than most folks realize. Basically, he’s the great and powerful Oz — except that when you pull back the curtain the truth is actually more impressive. And now Hank is coming to IFC to bring yet another character to the TV pop culture hive mind in the new series Brockmire. Check out the trailer below.

Based on the following Funny or Die short and co-starring Amanda Peet, Brockmire follows the story of imploded major league sportscaster Jim Brockmire as he tries to resurrect his career by calling plays for a floundering minor league team in a podunk town.

The series is written by Joel Church-Cooper (Undateable) and produced by Funny or Die’s Mike Farah and Joe Farrell, meaning that there’s funny in front of the camera, funny behind the camera–funny all around. Sounds like a ball to us.

Brockmire premieres April 5 at 10P on IFC.

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Car Notes

Portlandia On People Who Can’t Park

Portlandia returns tonight at 10P on IFC.

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If flagrant bad parking takes nerve, then retaliatory note writing takes neuroses. Watch Fred and Carrie take passive aggression to next level in Car Notes, the new Portlandia web series presented by Subaru. The first episode is yours right here and now, and you can see every installment of Car Notes anytime online, on the IFC app and on demand.

Portlandia returns tonight at 10P on IFC.

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