FBC Oscar Coverage, Part IV: The VERY unsurprising nominations

FBC Oscar Coverage, Part IV: The VERY unsurprising nominations

This year was the most accurate I’ve ever been at predicting the Oscar nominees. It’s also been the year where I have seen the least amount of the nominated films.

So, y’know… that’s hurtful.

In all seriousness, what my 41-for-48 predictions show is that this was the year when there weren’t going to be a lot of surprises on whom would be in the running for one of the golden statuettes. While there still were a few surprises (I’m shuffling through the internet to find out what the hell Another Round, nominated for Best Director, was about) and a lot of history made, this was a year where a lot of things fell into place the way most film nerds felt they would.

Is that a bad thing? 

Honestly… not really.

Let’s take a look at some of the nominees and try and sort through what happened this morning.

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FBC Oscar Coverage, Part III: Predicting The Nominees

FBC Oscar Coverage, Part III: Predicting The Nominees

Look, I’m gonna be the first to come out and say that I am terrible at picking Oscar winners. Most years, I’m lucky if I can clear 50%. Nominees, on the other hand… for some strange reason, that’s where I come to play. I can usually knock out 75-80 percent. I’m kind of a big deal.

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FBC Oscar Coverage, Part II: Early Viewing Guide CONTINUED

FBC Oscar Coverage, Part II: Early Viewing Guide CONTINUED

Last week, I gave you ten films that are almost certain to be Oscar nominated in a week. Today I want to focus on five outliers that have shots at taking home some of the nominations in the big categories. Much like the last column, I’ll let you know where you can find these films if you want to check them out. Let’s dive in!

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The Other Things Greg Abbott Ordered That The MSM Don’t Want You To Know About

The Other Things Greg Abbott Ordered That The MSM Don’t Want You To Know About

Earlier today, Texas governor Greg Abbott made news when he announced that he would be lifting all COVID restrictions in place, including the statewide mask mandate he put into effect in July. Starting March 10, Governor Abbott is not just removing the mask mandate, but also the limit on the amount of patrons who can be in a restaurant, despite the fact that Texas has seen an uptick in new COVID cases (and COVID deaths) over the last two weeks. Texas becomes the largest state to join a list of other states to lift mask mandates and COVID restrictions.

But what the liberal media doesn’t want you to know is this: there’s so much more that Abbott is allowing. Let’s give it up for freedom.

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Hold Me Closer, Carson Daly

Hold Me Closer, Carson Daly

Last night, The Voice returned to television, which means that for the next few months, it is a guarantee that my wife will be watching NBC whenever it’s on. She loves this show. She loves Kelly Clarkson, she loves watching some of the performances (she does not love country, so she tunes out every now and then). This show is her cup of tea. Because I’m a good husband, I started watching it with her.

And now I love it, too… for one very specific reason: the insane amount of kindness radiating from its host, Carson Daly.

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This Is Not My Beautiful House. This Is Not My Beautiful Vibranium Android Husband.

This Is Not My Beautiful House. This Is Not My Beautiful Vibranium Android Husband.

Let’s skip to the bottom of the page, so I am not accused of burying the lede: WandaVision is the most creative and innovative thing the MCU has given us and is, currently, one of the best programs currently on television. The show, created by Jac Shaeffer, is a baffling and insane combination of humor, nostalgia, a little sci-fi, a pinch of a thriller, and about a thousand other things. Both Elizabeth Olsen and Kathryn Hahn deserve Emmys for the work that they’re doing and if this is the leadoff hitter for the Marvel/Disney+ television relationship, I look forward to seeing what’s going to come next.

With their two hit shows, this and a little thing you may have heard of called The Mandalorian, Disney+ has shown that they are not just around for nostalgia or so that my wife can put on a childhood favorite to help her fall asleep; they are trying to create content just as good as any of the streaming services or networks. And while The Mandalorian is probably the show I would rather watch, I think WandaVision (at least so far) is probably the better show.

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“The Gambler” by Kenny Rogers is kind of a lyrical trashfire…

“The Gambler” by Kenny Rogers is kind of a lyrical trashfire…

Released in 1978, Kenny Rogers’ version of “The Gambler” was nothing short of a wild success. It helped solidify Rogers as a dominant force in country music (the song was in the middle of a string of consecutive singles to top the country charts), gave him pop success in a time when country songs were hardly ever played on mainstream radio (the song would reach #16 on the pop charts) and reward Rogers with the 1980 Grammy for Best Male Country Artist. When Rogers died in March of last year, the song would top Billboard’s digital singles chart.

The song is just universal. I remember my mom singing it and just hearing it all the time in the house. In fact, I don’t think you could approach a person under 20 and have them not be able to sing you the chorus. Everyone knows “The Gambler”. I could sing you that song in its’ entirety and I feel like I could’ve for any point in the last 30 years.

But just a few nights ago, when rocking my fussy baby to bed, I realized something:

The lyrics to this song are kind fucked up.

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It’s A Love Rerun

It’s A Love Rerun

On Friday, Taylor Swift decided to give us a little taste of her 2021 re-recording on “Love Story”. Fancy Boys guest contributor Jordan Holmes, who had spent the last two months covering Swift’s entire discography, did not take it well.

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