FBC 2023 Oscar Coverage, Part IV: What the nominees SHOULD be (but most definitely won’t)

So here we are, eight days away from the announcement of the Oscar nominations, and that’s gonna be a lot of fun for me. I’ll get to my predictions a week from today. But first, instead of writing about what the Academy is going to screw up, I thought I would talk about what would happen if there was one lone member of the Academy: me. I will be giving my nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, the four acting categories, the two screenwriting categories, and Best Animated Feature. Though, let it be said here and now: I would have nominated Jackass Forever for Best Documentary Feature.

This would be my 2023 Oscars ballot. It is perfect. Come @ me, you film nerds:


Best Picture

Aftersun
Everything Everywhere All At Once
The Fablemans
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
Kimi
Marcel The Shell With Shoes On
RRR
Three Thousand Years Of Longing
Top Gun: Maverick
Weird: The Al Yankovic Story


Best Director

Joseph Kosinski, Top Gun: Maverick
Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, Everything Everywhere All At Once
S.S. Rajamouli, RRR
Steven Spielberg, The Fabelmans
Charlotte Wells, Aftersun


Best Actor

Nicolas Cage, The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent
Jon Hamm, Confess, Fletch
Tom Cruise, Top Gun: Maverick
Colin Farrell, The Banshees Of Inisherin
Paul Mescal, Aftersun


Best Actress

Cate Blanchett, Tár
Zöe Kravitz, Kimi
Amber Midthunder, Prey
Aubrey Plaza, Emily The Criminal
Michelle Yeoh, Everything Everywhere All At Once


Best Supporting Actor

Christian Bale, Thor: Love And Thunder
Paul Dano, The Fablemans
Brendan Gleeson, The Banshees Of Inisherin
Pedro Pascal, The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent
Seth Rogen, The Fabelmans


Best Supporting Actress

Frankie Corio, Aftersun
Annie Mumolo, Confess, Fletch
Isabella Rosellini, Marcel The Shell With Shoes On
Michelle Williams, The Fablemans
Evan Rachel Wood, Weird: The Al Yankovic Story


Best Original Screenplay

Aftersun
Everything Everywhere All At Once
The Fabelmans
Kimi
The Banshees Of Inisherin


Best Adapted Screenplay

Beavis & Butthead Do The Universe
Confess, Fletch
Knives Out: A Glass Onion Mystery
Three Thousand Years Of Longing
Top Gun: Maverick


Best Animated Feature

Beavis & Butthead Do The Universe
Chip ‘N Dale: Rescue Rangers
Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio
Marcel The Shell With Shoes On
Turning Red

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