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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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Rev Up

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…

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A-O Rewind

Celebrating Portlandia One Sketch at a Time

The final season of Portlandia approaches.

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Most people measure time in minutes, hours, days, years…At IFC, we measure it in sketches. And nothing takes us way (waaaaaay) back like Portlandia sketches. Yes, there’s a Portlandia milepost from every season that changed the way we think, behave, and pickle things. In honor of Portlandia’s 8th and final season, Subaru presents a few of our favorites.

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Put A Bird On It

Portlandia enters the pop-culture lexicon and inspires us to put birds on literally everything.

Colin the Chicken

Who’s your chicken, really? Behold the emerging locavore trend captured perfectly to the nth degree.

Dream Of The ’90s

This treatise on Portland made it clear that “the dream” was alive and well.

No You Go

We Americans spend most of our lives in cars. Fortunately, there’s a Portlandia sketch for every automotive situation.

A-O River!

We learned all our outdoor survival skills from Kath and Dave.

One More Episode

The true birth of binge watching, pre-Netflix. And what you’ll do once Season 8 premieres.

Catch up on Portlandia’s best moments before the 8th season premieres January 18th on IFC.

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