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Those glistening Globes.

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It's looking to be a good year for Focus Features.Golden Globe noms went up this morning — the complete list is here, biggies below:

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN

THE CONSTANT GARDENER

GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK

A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE

MATCH POINT

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

MARIA BELLO: A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE

FELICITY HUFFMAN: TRANSAMERICA

GWYNETH PALTROW: PROOF

CHARLIZE THERON: NORTH COUNTRY

ZIYI ZHANG: MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

RUSSELL CROWE: CINDERELLA MAN

PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN: CAPOTE

TERRENCE HOWARD: HUSTLE & FLOW

HEATH LEDGER: BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN

DAVID STRATHAIRN: GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK

BEST MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY

MRS. HENDERSON PRESENTS

PRIDE & PREJUDICE

THE PRODUCERS

THE SQUID AND THE WHALE

WALK THE LINE

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY

JUDI DENCH: MRS. HENDERSON PRESENTS

KEIRA KNIGHTLEY: PRIDE & PREJUDICE

LAURA LINNEY: THE SQUID AND THE WHALE

SARAH JESSICA PARKER: THE FAMILY STONE

REESE WITHERSPOON: WALK THE LINE

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY

PIERCE BROSNAN: THE MATADOR

JEFF DANIELS: THE SQUID AND THE WHALE

JOHNNY DEPP: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

NATHAN LANE: THE PRODUCERS

CILLIAN MURPHY: BREAKFAST ON PLUTO

JOAQUIN PHOENIX: WALK THE LINE

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

KUNG FU HUSTLE (CHINA)

MASTER OF THE CRIMSON ARMOR aka THE PROMISE (CHINA)

MERRY CHRISTMAS (JOYEUX NOEL) (FRANCE)

PARADISE NOW (PALESTINE)

TSOTSI (SOUTH AFRICA)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

SCARLETT JOHANSSON: MATCH POINT

SHIRLEY MacLAINE: IN HER SHOES

FRANCES McDORMAND: NORTH COUNTRY

RACHEL WEISZ: THE CONSTANT GARDENER

MICHELLE WILLIAMS: BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

GEORGE CLOONEY: SYRIANA

MATT DILLON: CRASH

WILL FERRELL: THE PRODUCERS

PAUL GIAMATTI: CINDERELLA MAN

BOB HOSKINS: MRS. HENDERSON PRESENTS   

BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE

WOODY ALLEN: MATCH POINT

GEORGE CLOONEY: GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK   

PETER JACKSON: KING KONG

ANG LEE: BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN

FERNANDO MEIRELLES: THE CONSTANT GARDENER

STEVEN SPIELBERG: MUNICH

BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE

WOODY ALLEN: MATCH POINT

GEORGE CLOONEY & GRANT HESLOV: GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK

PAUL HAGGIS & BOBBY MORESCO: CRASH

TONY KUSHNER & ERIC ROTH: MUNICH

LARRY McMURTRY & DIANA OSSANA: BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN

Initial thoughts: surprisingly little "Munich" (and no Best Motion Picture nom), possibly because of its touchy subject matter? "The Constant Gardener," despite near universal critical acclaim, pretty much faded from view, but it looks like it may pick up awards steam after all. No "The New World" at all, which is particularly startling, given the great advance buzz the film’s getting. We also find the nods to "The Producers" a little eyebrow-raising, seeing as the scattered critical reactions so far have been "meh." Then again, "The Producers" is the kind of plummy, inoffensive (and how often can you say that about a movie that involves a musical about Hitler) film that they created the separate "Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical" category for — still, unlikely as it’d be, we’d love to see something interesting like "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" get nominated.

+ 2005 NOMINATIONS PRESS RELEASE (Official site)

Addendum: Someone was kind enough to drop us a note pointing out that "The New World" has actually generated some very middling reviews (see Todd McCarthy at Variety and Kirk Honeycutt at Hollywood Reporter). Which makes us sad (If the critics don’t love Malick, who will? Certainly not the box offices — how does the man ever get funding?) but explains the lack of Golden Globe nods.

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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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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…