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Another Big Night For “The King’s Speech” at the BAFTA Awards

Another Big Night For “The King’s Speech” at the BAFTA Awards (photo)

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It’s good to be the King. And it’s even better to be “The King’s Speech” at the British Academy Film Awards, also known to people who don’t like to type a lot as the BAFTAs. Continuing it’s domination of awards season of late, “The King’s Speech” was crowned with seven BAFTAs, including the awards for Best Supporting Actor (Geoffrey Rush), Best Supporting Actress (Helena Bonham Carter), Best Actor (Colin Firth), Best British Film, and Best Film. Yes, it was the best film made in England or anywhere else in 2010.

Cult film fans were well represented at the BAFTAs this year, at least in the categories “The King’s Speech” wasn’t elligible for. Chris Morris’ terrorist slapstick comedy “Four Lions” won Best Debut by a British Filmmaker, Tom Hardy from “Bronson” and “Inception” won the Rising Star Award, and “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” won best Foreign Language Film.

Here’s the full list of winners of the creepiest looking award statue on the planet, courtesy

Best Film: “The King’s Speech”
Best British Film: “The King’s Speech”
Best Debut Film By a British Filmmaker: Chris Morris, “Four Lions”
Best Director: David Fincher, “The Social Network”
Best Original Screenplay: David Seidler, “The King’s Speech”
Best Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, “The Social Network”
Best Foreign Language Film: “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”
Best Animated Film: “Toy Story 3”
Best Actor: Colin Firth, “The King’s Speech”
Best Actress: Natalie Portman, “Black Swan”
Best Supporting Actor: Geoffrey Rush, “The King’s Speech”
Best Original Music: Alexandre Desplat, “The King’s Speech”
Best Supporting Actress: Helena Bonham Carter, “The King’s Speech”
Best Cinematography: Roger Deakins, “True Grit”
Best Editing: Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter, “The Social Network”
Best Production Design: Guy Hendrix Dyas, Larry Dias, and Doug Mowat, “Inception”
Best Costume Design: Colleen Atwood, “Alice in Wonderland”
Best Sound: Richard King, Lora Hirschberg, Gary A Rizzo, and Ed Novick, “Inception”
Best Visual Effects: Chris Corbould, Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, and Peter Bebb, “Inception”
Best Make Up and Hair: Valli O’Reilly and Paul Gooch, “Alice in Wonderland”
Best Animated Short: “The Eagleman Stag”
Best Short Film: “Until the River Runs Red”
Rising Star Award: Tom Hardy
Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema: The “Harry Potter” Films
Academy Fellowship: Sir Christopher Lee


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


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.


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…