Al Michaels will announce the Super Bowl game between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots on Feb. 1. Doug Pensinger/Getty Images hide caption

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On Broad City, Abbi Jacobson (left) and Ilana Glazer play two single, 20-somethings living in New York City with dead-end jobs. They spend a lot of time hanging out, smoking weed and making each other laugh. Walter Thompson/Courtesy of Comedy Central hide caption

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Ava DuVernay is up for a Golden Globe for best film director. This makes her the first African-American woman to be nominated in that category. Atsushi Nishijima/Courtesy of Paramount Pictures hide caption

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Ellar Coltrane, who plays Mason in Boyhood, was 6 years old when director Richard Linklater picked him for the role. Made over the course of 12 years, the film is David Edelstein's favorite of the year. Courtesy of Matt Lankes hide caption

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Timothy Spall says he had to use a lot of empathy to play a character like Mr. Turner, who wasn't always "very pleasant" and was a "man of massive contradictions." Simon Mein/Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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Jacqueline Woodson has published 30 books, and won three Newbery honors and a Coretta Scott King Book Award for her young adult book Miracle's Boys. Marty Umans/Courtesy of Penguin Group USA hide caption

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In Inherent Vice, Joaquin Phoenix (left) plays a burned-out hippie private eye, while Josh Brolin is a Los Angeles Police Department detective --€” Lt. Detective "Bigfoot" Bjornsen --€” who is investigating a murder and kidnapping case. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment hide caption

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Richard Zoglin's new book, Hope, is a biography of the comedian Bob Hope. Here, Hope performs for servicemen at Munda Airstrip, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, in 1944. U.S. Army/AP hide caption

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Rosewater is Jon Stewart's directorial debut. He filmed much of the movie in Jordan, and he says he grew a beard because after wearing a suit and shaving for most of his career, he wanted to let his "freak flag fly." Laith Majali /Courtesy of Open Road Films hide caption

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Aasif Mandvi, best known as The Daily Show's senior Muslim correspondent, has written a new book called No Land's Man. Adam Cantor/Courtesy of Chronicle Books hide caption

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Amy Poehler plays Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation, which will air its final season next year. Poehler says, "It's a privilege in television to be able to have a proper goodbye." Colleen Hayes/NBC hide caption

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In Birdman, Ed Norton (right) plays a talented but pretentious actor in a Broadway play being directed by an actor he disrespects (Michael Keaton, left) for having starred in a series of Birdman superhero films. Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures hide caption

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