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“Gotham City. Always brings a smile to my face.”

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Woo, awards.So, Gotham Awards. For the winners, we direct you to Brian Brooks at indieWIRE, who tells us that Best Feature went to Bennett Miller‘s "Capote," Henry-Alex Rubin and Dana Adam Shapiro‘s "Murderball" won Best Documentary, Miller picked up Breakthrough Director, Amy Adams of "Junebug" was named Breakthrough Actor, Best Ensemble Cast went to "The Squid and the Whale"‘s group, Marilyn Agrelo‘s "Mad Hot Ballroom" received a "Celebrate New York" award, and Caveh Zahedi‘s "I Am a Sex Addict" was named Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You.

Anyway, for reasons we won’t go into, we got some push-back on the whole press pass issue, so we tagged along with the on-air camera crew at the red carpet. A few photos and inane commentary after the jump…

So we were perched behind a wall of DPs, trying to take photos with the tried and true "holding the camera overhead and hoping it’s aimed at something" method — we’re happy that any of these turned out to be anything other than of the back of Robert Verdi‘s shiny head. And we were hoping to steal some quotes off of the print person on our other side, but she was only asking everyone about facial products and such, so we couldn’t even weasel in any good info.

Otherwise: Heath Ledger is adorably not movie star-ish ("When I heard ‘Gotham Awards,’ I thought they were for Batman"), looking a little ill-at-ease in front of the cameras and sporting three different shades of black that together were an approximation of a suit. Bennett Miller appeared very unhappy to be there. Matt Dillon was a little orange, as was Matthew Modine. Alice Wu was working this awesome Annie Hall-type outfit. And Q’Orianka Kilcher! She’s a lovely girl, and all of 15 or so, but already so media-polished, we can’t even begin. Did you know she sewed her dress herself? She’s an aspiring designer. And she’s been writing a lot of songs recently? She’s also an aspiring songwriter. Was she a big Terrence Malick fan going into "The New World"? No (tee-hee), she hadn’t heard of him, but he taught her so much as an actor.

And here we are ragging on a poor kid about to make her break. But there’s something awe-inspiring and awful about seeing someone so young work it like that. Anyway:

IFC's own Doug Marshall interviews Kyra Sedgwick

Kyra Sedgwick

Heath!

Michelle Williams and Heath Ledger

An elegant Robin Wright Penn

Matt Dillon

Larenz Tate and Don Cheadle

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Final Countdown

The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at IFC.com

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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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Give Back

Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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GIFs via Giphy, Photos via The Everett Collection

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…