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Think Awards Season Is Over? Not Quite! Here’s What’s Left

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Sure, the big ceremonies have come and gone but awards season is just getting started. Here’s a guide to the lesser-known awards shows that still have statues to hand out.

3/12 – BAFTA Games Awards
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has spread out to other media as well, and their 2014 games awards will include the naming of Rockstar Games as the recipient of the Academy Fellowship.

3/29 – Kids Choice Awards
Nickelodeon’s slime-filled celebration of everything that little ones like is hosted by Mark Wahlberg this year and features categories like “Favorite Animated Animal Sidekick” and “Most Enthusiastic Athlete.”

4/6 – Academy Of Country Music Awards
Pull on your boots and saddle up for the 49th annual ACM awards, which celebrate the best and brightest in the country and western world. Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan host the ceremony from Las Vegas.

4/7 – Shorty Awards
Yes, there is an awards show for Twitter. The Shorty Awards actually honors outstanding personalities across all social networks, and this year’s event (held at the Times Center in New York) will see the crowning of a new Best Fake Account.

4/13 – MTV Movie Awards
Conan O’Brien just got tapped to host this often irreverent awards show, so expect hijinks to ensue. It’s the only awards show to give Lifetime Achievement Awards to both Clint Howard and Godzilla.

4/26 – IIFA Awards (aka The Bollywood Oscars)
Hollywood’s not the only movie town that likes to lionize its stars with little golden statues. The IIFA is the Indian Film Academy, and this year sees them holding their 15th awards gala. Kevin Spacey is hosting an “acting masterclass” in conjunction with the event.

5/1 – iHeartRadio Music Awards
The Internet radio platform owned by ClearChannel has its own awards show, where winners are picked by Internet voting. In addition to the usual categories, they give trophies for “Best Fan Army” and “Best Lyrics.”

5/15 – American Comedy Awards
The only awards show dedicated to just the funny stuff, this show is often a blast to watch as comedians go wild on the podium. In addition to movies and TV, they give out awards for “Best Club Comic” and “Best Viral Video.”

5/19 – Webby Awards
It’s insane that the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences been giving out Webby Awards for eighteen years – has the Internet really been around that long? Judges include luminaries like Biz Stone and Arianna Huffington.

6/8 – Tony Awards
The T in EGOT, the Tonys are the last stop for awards season most years. Celebrating the best in Broadway theatre, this year’s ceremony will be nominated by that ol’ singing Wolverine Hugh Jackman.

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Make The Holidays ’80s Again

Enjoy the holiday cheer Wednesday December 21 at 10P on IFC.

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Whatever happened to the kind of crazy-yet-cozy holiday specials that blanketed the early winter airwaves of the 1980s? Unceremoniously killed by infectious ’90s jadedness? Slow fade out at the hands of early-onset millennial ennui? Whatever the reason, nixing the tradition was a huge mistake.

A huge mistake that we’re about to fix.

Announcing IFC’s Joe’s Pub Presents: A Holiday Special, starring Tony Hale. It’s a celeb-studded extravaganza in the glorious tradition of yesteryear featuring Bridget Everett, Jo Firestone, Nick Thune, Jen Kirkman, house band The Dap-Kings, and many more. And it’s at Joe’s Pub, everyone’s favorite home away from home in the Big Apple.

The yuletide cheer explodes Wednesday December 21 at 10P. But if you were born after 1989 and have no idea what void this spectacular special is going to fill, sample from this vintage selection of holiday hits:

Andy Williams and The NBC Kids Search For Santa

The quintessential holiday special. Get snuggly and turn off your brain. You won’t need it.

A Muppet Family Christmas

The Fraggles. The Muppets. The Sesame Street gang. Fate. The Jim Henson multiverse merges in this warm and fuzzy Holiday gathering.

Julie Andrews: The Sound Of Christmas

To this day a foolproof antidote to holiday cynicism. It’s cheesy, but a good cheese. In this case an Alpine Gruyère.

Star Wars Holiday Special

Okay, busted. This one was released in 1978. Still totally ’80s though. And yes that’s Bea Arthur.

Pee Wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special

Pass the eggnog, and make sure it’s loaded. This special is everything you’d expect it to be and much, much more.

Joe’s Pub Presents: A Holiday Special premieres Wednesday December 21 at 10P on IFC.

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It Ain't Over Yet

A Guide to Coping with the End of Comedy Bang! Bang!

Watch the final episodes tonight at 11 and 11:30P on IFC.

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After five seasons and 110 halved-hour episodes, Scott Aukerman’s hipster comedy opus, Comedy Bang! Bang!, has come to an end. Fridays at 11 and 11:30P will never be the same. We know it can be hard for fans to adjust after the series finale of their favorite TV show. That’s why we’ve prepared this step-by-step guide to managing your grief.

Step One: Cry it out

It’s just natural. We’re sad too.
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Step Two: Read the CB!B! IMDB Trivia Page

The show is over and it feels like you’ve lost a friend. But how well did you really know this friend? Head over to Comedy Bang! Bang!’s IMDB page to find out some things you may not have known…like that it’s “based on a Civil War battle of the same name” or that “Reggie Watts was actually born with the name Theodore Leopold The Third.”

Step Three: Listen to the podcast

One fascinating piece of CB!B! trivia that you might not learn from IMDB is that there’s a podcast that shares the same name as the TV show. It’s even hosted by Scott Aukerman! It’s not exactly like watching the TV show on a Friday night, but that’s only because each episode is released Monday morning. If you close your eyes, the podcast is just like watching the show with your eyes closed!

Step Four: Watch brand new CB!B! clips?!

The best way to cope with the end of Comedy Bang! Bang! is to completely ignore that it’s over — because it’s not. In an unprecedented move, IFC is opening up the bonus CB!B! content vault. There are four brand new, never-before-seen sketches featuring Scott Aukerman, Kid Cudi, and “Weird Al” Yankovic ready for you to view on the IFC App. There’s also one right here, below this paragraph! Watch all four b-b-bonus clips and feel better.

Binge the entire final season, plus exclusive sketches, right now on the IFC app.

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Everybody Sweats Now

The Four-Day Sweatsgiving Weekend On IFC

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This long holiday weekend is your time to gobble gobble gobble and give heartfelt thanks—thanks for the comfort and forgiveness of sweatpants. Because when it comes right down to it, there’s nothing more wholesome and American than stuffing yourself stupid and spending endless hours in front of the TV in your softest of softests.

So get the sweats, grab the remote and join IFC for four perfect days of entertainment.

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It all starts with a 24-hour T-day marathon of Rocky Horror Picture Show, then continues Friday with an all-day binge of Stan Against Evil.

By Saturday, the couch will have molded to your shape. Which is good, because you’ll be nestled in for back-to-back Die Hard and Lethal Weapon.

Finally, come Sunday it’s time to put the sweat back in your sweatpants with The Shining, The Exorcist, The Chronicles of Riddick, Terminator 2, and Blade: Trinity. They totally count as cardio.

As if you need more convincing, here’s Martha Wash and the IFC&C Music Factory to hammer the point home.

The Sweatsgiving Weekend starts Thursday on IFC

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