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Get in the Spirit

10 Must-See Moments From the 2016 Spirit Awards

Check out highlights from the only awards show that matters.

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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.

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Holiday Extra Special

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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