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Get in the Spirit

10 Must-See Moments From the 2016 Spirit Awards

Check out highlights from the only awards show that matters.

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The 2016 Spirit Awards have come and gone, but that doesn’t mean you can’t relive all the fun. Hosts Kate McKinnon and Kumail Nanjiani supplied the laughs, while wins for everyone from Tangerine star Mya Taylor to the crew from the Oscar-winning Spotlight proved that the Spirit Awards comprise the best of the year in film. Take a look at the winners list here, and check out some highlights from Saturday’s show below.

1. Kate McKinnon as Carol

Kate and Kumail traveled back to the 1950s for a perfect spoof of the acclaimed Todd Haynes drama. Who knew Kate had a Cate Blanchett impression in her comedic arsenal? Actually, we’re not surprised. Kate can do everything.


2. Mya Taylor’s amazing acceptance speech.

Tangerine‘s Mya Taylor broke new ground by becoming the first transgender woman to win a major acting award. Her speech also broke Twitter with its awesome-ness.


3. Abraham Attah’s win for Beasts of No Nation.

Can that smile be bottled and sold? We could really use some of it right now.


4. Brie Larson proclaiming her love for independent film.

Brie Larson accepted the Best Female Lead award for her gut-wrenching performance in Room, and reminded us once again why the Spirit Awards are better than the Oscars.


5. Cate Blanchett getting frisky with Rooney Mara.

Cate got hands-y with her Carol costar, and everyone naturally went nuts. You can probably thank the free-flowing booze for this moment. Maybe they should call it the Spirits Awards.


6. Idris Elba bringing Abraham Attah onstage.

Idris Elba’s much-deserved win for Best Supporting Male Lead got 100% more awww-worthy when he brought up his Beasts of No Nation costar and human ray of sunshine Abraham Attah to accept the award with him. Here’s hoping this duo teams up for a remake of Freaky Friday.


7. Kate and Kumail are stuck in the Room.

The show kicked off with a hilarious spoof of Room featuring Kate in the Brie Larson role and Kumail channeling Jacob Tremblay and his unique hair.


8. Jacob Tremblay meets Falcon.

Speaking of Tremblay, he stole the Internet’s heart when he presented with Anthony Mackie and mistook the actor for his superhero counterpart. Hey, Marvel — we’ve found Falcon’s new sidekick.


9. The team from Spotlight win Best Feature.

Director Tom McCarthy and the rest of the Spotlight team took the Best Feature award a day before their Best Picture win at the Oscars. Yep, we’re psychic.


10. Kate McKinnon goes “HAM” on some ham (and Paul Dano).

Kate’s enthusiastic Kickstarter backer loves two things: her bag full of ham and putting the moves on her crush Paul “sad-eyed sex machine” Dano.

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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…