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Jeff Bridges makes Oscars feel real, man.

Jeff Bridges makes Oscars feel real, man. (photo)

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Finally. It’s well past time those Academy types acknowledge Jeff Bridges, the greatest actor of our time, for his work. It’s not that he needs it (or I need it) but the Academy Awards, ever on the cusp of being a gratuitous joke, simply have no credibility without recognizing Bridges for his genius.

When you deal in fine arts auctions, you deal with Christie’s. If your business is global arms sales to developing nations you buy from the biggest arms manufacturer in the world, the United States government. If you are in the business of recognizing the best film actors, you recognize Jeff Bridges. I can’t fathom what took them so long.

Also deserving were Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett who won for best original song with “The Weary Kind” from “Crazy Heart.” Bingham truly has a great voice and seeing him onstage, it’s clear he also has charisma, I’m sure it won’t be the last time he accepts an award. T Bone Burnett looking like an overgrown James Cameron in shades should need no introduction, but here’s more on him, Jeff Bridges and that golden crusader for good measure.

Dig Jeff talking after the awards about music and movies as the common human link and one of his favorite characters, The Dude:

Oh and highlights from Bridges hilarious speech. Some people thought it was “rambling” (like the LA Times) or “loopy” (NY Mag). I heard a man keeping it real.

(vid from Vulture).

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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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GIFs via Giphy, Photos via The Everett Collection

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