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Sundance Spin for 1/30: The Award Winners

Sundance Spin for 1/30: The Award Winners (photo)

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Sundance put a punctuation mark on this year’s festival with their awards announcement — emcee (and “The Perfect Host” star) David Hyde Pierce rapped the name of nearly every festival film over the Black Eyed Peas’ “Boom Boom Pow.” (Hyde Pierce joked, “it was Redford’s idea.”) Here are the winners:

Grand Jury Prize for U.S. Dramatic Film: Debra Granik’s “Winter’s Bone” (Roadside Attractions picked up the film and will likely distribute in the summer.)

Special Jury Prize for U.S. Dramatic Film: Mark Ruffalo’s “Sympathy for Delicious”

Directing Award, Dramatic Category: Eric Mendelsohn for “3 Backyards”

Directing Award, Documentary Category: Leon Gast for “Smash His Camera”

The Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award: Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini for “Winter’s Bone”

Grand Jury Prize for U.S. Documentary: Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington’s “Restrepo”

Special Jury Prize for U.S. Documentary: Josh Fox’s natural gas drilling doc “GasLand”

Audience Award for a U.S. Dramatic Film: Josh Radnor’s multi-stranded romantic comedy “HappyThankYouMorePlease”

Audience Award for U.S. Documentary: Davis Guggenheim’s public education doc “Waiting for Superman” (Paramount will be distributing the film in the U.S.)

The U.S. Documentary Editing Award: Penelope Falk for “Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work” (Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern accepted on her behalf.)

The Excellence in Cinematography Award for U.S. Dramatic: Zach Mulligan for “Obselidia”

The Excellence in Cinematography Award for U.S. Documentary: Laura Poitras and Kirsten Johnson for “The Oath”

The Best of NEXT: Todd and Brad Barnes’ “Homewrecker” (already available on YouTube as a rental)

World Cinema Jury Prize for Dramatic Film: David Michôd’s Australian crime thriller “Animal Kingdom” (Star Joel Edgerton accepted on his behalf.)

World Cinema Special Jury Prize: Dramatic/Breakout Performance – Tatiana Maslany for Adriana Maggs’ “Grown Up Movie Star”

World Cinema Jury Prize for Documentary: Mads Brügger’s “The Red Chapel”

Special Jury Prize for World Cinema Documentary: Rob Lemkin and Thet Sambath’s “Enemies of the People”

World Cinema Dramatic Audience Award: Javier Fuentes-León’s Peruvian drama “Contracorriente (Undertow)” (picked up in the U.S. by Wolfe Releasing)

World Cinema Documentary Audience Award: Lucy Walker’s “Waste Land”

World Cinema Directing Award, Dramatic: Juan Carlos Valdivia for the Bolivian drama “Zona Sur (Southern District)”

World Cinema Directing Award, Documentary: Christian Frei for “Space Tourists”

The World Cinema Screenwriting Award: Juan Carlos Valdivia for the Bolivian drama “Zona Sur (Southern District)”

The World Cinema Documentary Editing Award: Joelle Alexis for “A Film Unfinished” (Director Yael Hersonski accepted on her behalf.)

The World Cinema Cinematography Award for Dramatic: Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat for the Argentinean drama “The Man Next Door”

The World Cinema Cinematography Award for Documentary: Michael Lavelle and Kate McCullough for “His and Hers”

Acquisitions: In other good news for “Winter’s Bone,” the widely lauded film, which James Rocchi praised here, sold to Roadside Attractions. Meanwhile, IFC Films picked up the controversial Michael Winterbottom adaptation of Jim Thompson’s noir “The Killer Inside Me” for a reported $1.5 million.

All of’s Sundance coverage can be found here.

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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

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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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