Cate Blanchett Rooney Mara Spirit Awards 2016

Get in the Spirit

10 Must-See Moments From the 2016 Spirit Awards

Check out highlights from the only awards show that matters.

Posted by on
Photo Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

The 2016 Spirit Awards have come and gone, but that doesn’t mean you can’t relive all the fun. Hosts Kate McKinnon and Kumail Nanjiani supplied the laughs, while wins for everyone from Tangerine star Mya Taylor to the crew from the Oscar-winning Spotlight proved that the Spirit Awards comprise the best of the year in film. Take a look at the winners list here, and check out some highlights from Saturday’s show below.

1. Kate McKinnon as Carol

Kate and Kumail traveled back to the 1950s for a perfect spoof of the acclaimed Todd Haynes drama. Who knew Kate had a Cate Blanchett impression in her comedic arsenal? Actually, we’re not surprised. Kate can do everything.


2. Mya Taylor’s amazing acceptance speech.

Tangerine‘s Mya Taylor broke new ground by becoming the first transgender woman to win a major acting award. Her speech also broke Twitter with its awesome-ness.


3. Abraham Attah’s win for Beasts of No Nation.

Can that smile be bottled and sold? We could really use some of it right now.


4. Brie Larson proclaiming her love for independent film.

Brie Larson accepted the Best Female Lead award for her gut-wrenching performance in Room, and reminded us once again why the Spirit Awards are better than the Oscars.


5. Cate Blanchett getting frisky with Rooney Mara.

Cate got hands-y with her Carol costar, and everyone naturally went nuts. You can probably thank the free-flowing booze for this moment. Maybe they should call it the Spirits Awards.


6. Idris Elba bringing Abraham Attah onstage.

Idris Elba’s much-deserved win for Best Supporting Male Lead got 100% more awww-worthy when he brought up his Beasts of No Nation costar and human ray of sunshine Abraham Attah to accept the award with him. Here’s hoping this duo teams up for a remake of Freaky Friday.


7. Kate and Kumail are stuck in the Room.

The show kicked off with a hilarious spoof of Room featuring Kate in the Brie Larson role and Kumail channeling Jacob Tremblay and his unique hair.


8. Jacob Tremblay meets Falcon.

Speaking of Tremblay, he stole the Internet’s heart when he presented with Anthony Mackie and mistook the actor for his superhero counterpart. Hey, Marvel — we’ve found Falcon’s new sidekick.


9. The team from Spotlight win Best Feature.

Director Tom McCarthy and the rest of the Spotlight team took the Best Feature award a day before their Best Picture win at the Oscars. Yep, we’re psychic.


10. Kate McKinnon goes “HAM” on some ham (and Paul Dano).

Kate’s enthusiastic Kickstarter backer loves two things: her bag full of ham and putting the moves on her crush Paul “sad-eyed sex machine” Dano.

Watch More
carnotes3_thumbnail

Car Notes

Portlandia Keeps Road Rage In Park

Get a lesson in parking etiquette on a new Portlandia.

Posted by on

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

car notes note

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.

Watch More
MAT_101_blog

Naked and Hungry

Two New Ways to Threeway

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

Posted by on

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.

Watch More
Quirks_106_MPX-1920×1080

Dark Arts

Foot Fetish Jesus And Other Nightmares

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

Posted by on

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.

Watch More
Powered by ZergNet