FBC 2023 Oscar Coverage, Part VI: Recapping the nominations…

FBC 2023 Oscar Coverage, Part VI: Recapping the nominations…

When the sun rose and the dust settled on the announcement of the nominations for the 95th Academy Awards ceremony, Everything Everywhere All At Once was the big winner with eleven chances to win a shiny gold naked dude holding a sword. All Quiet On The Western Front continued to gain steam and go from the best chance to win International Feature to now seeming to be a legit contender for Best Picture. Women Talking, a movie which underperformed at SAG and BAFTA, thankfully got nominated for both Best Picture and Best Screenplay. Jackass Forever was robbed for Best Documentary. And I was 39/50 in my predictions. Not great, but serviceable.

Here are my immediate takeaways from today’s announcements…


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FBC 2023 Oscar Coverage, part V: Predicting the nominations

FBC 2023 Oscar Coverage, part V: Predicting the nominations

With the nominations less than 24 hours away, you can feel the excitement in the air, and by that, I mean the air around me!

I’ve been predicting the Oscar nominations for Fancy Boys for three years with a very respectable 80% success rate. I think 2022 has the chance to be the most unpredictable Oscars in years, but that could also make it the most fun. Every year, I have a pick from my heart, whether it is Lupita Nyong’o for Us or Nicolas Cage for Pig, and I’m gonna try and avoid that and just go with my gut of what I think the Oscar voter is going to say.

Unfortunately, that is challenging in 2023. This feels like the one year where every category has some wild cards. Each category has about 3-4 locks with then another 2-5 hopefuls going for the other spots. And there are some real dogfights here. Remember how I said Michelle Williams running for Lead Actress was going to ruin the chances of a worthy actress? I did not realize it, but the actress getting hosed was Williams herself! Universal should have listened to me.

So, here we go. The nominees will be…

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I’m Coming Home, Via Chicago- Remembering Lin Brehmer (1954-2023)

I’m Coming Home, Via Chicago- Remembering Lin Brehmer (1954-2023)

Chicago is mourning the loss of longtime radio personality Lin Brehmer, who died this morning of cancer. Since 1984, Brehmer worked at WXRT, with only a one-year absence when he temporarily went to Minnesota in 1990. Since 1991, he has been WXRT’s morning personality, calling himself “Your best friend in the whole world” and incorporating a lyric from a Frank Zappa lyric as his catch phrase: “It’s great to be alive.” Brehmer died of prostate cancer at the age of 68.

Our Rick Copper and Matt Drufke give their thoughts about the Chicago legend.

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

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:

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FBC 2023 Oscar Coverage, Part III: What the hell is Universal doing with Michelle Williams’ nomination?`

FBC 2023 Oscar Coverage, Part III: What the hell is Universal doing with Michelle Williams’ nomination?`

Without a doubt, one of the best performances in film last year was the amazing turn Michelle Williams had as Mitzi in The Fabelmans. Williams, a four-time Oscar nominee, is clearly one of the best of her generation and shows it in the new Spielberg film as she plays the mother of a young filmmaker. We see her love of art and freedom and watch as she channels that into her son. And one of the best scenes of the year comes when one of her son’s movies shows her something about herself she didn’t even realize.

And so it’s a shame that Universal is campaigning her as a Lead Actress role. Here are the four reasons why.

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FBC 2023 Oscar Coverage, Part II: Does anyone remember laughter (the Academy does not…)

FBC 2023 Oscar Coverage, Part II: Does anyone remember laughter (the Academy does not…)

In an earlier article, I mentioned that this was an amazing year for theatrical comedies, and that is a statement that I stand by. Which is why it is so heartbreaking that the pure comedies which were released in 2022 will get the bare minimum amount of love when the Oscars nominations come out in a few weeks. It would be funny if the Academy believed in comedies which, if you haven’t caught on already, they do not.

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FBC 2023 Oscar Coverage, Part I: The Top Gunundrum

FBC 2023 Oscar Coverage, Part I: The Top Gunundrum

Hey everyone! I get that we are over three weeks away from having the nominations revealed for a ceremony that is over three months away. Totes get it. There’s no way I should be saying these words on the second of fucking January, but I have no choice: IT IS OSCARS TIME, BABY!

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10 GREAT (BUT MAYBE NOT THE BEST FILMS ) OF 2022

10 GREAT (BUT MAYBE NOT THE BEST FILMS ) OF 2022

With only a few days left in 2022, I still have not seen The Fablemans or Aftersun or The Banshees of Inisherin or Tár, and based on everything I’ve heard about them, they will all be on my “Best Of” list for film this year. However, I have seen a lot of great movies that I want to talk about. So, knowing that, here are ten films that if you have not seen yet, you are seriously missing out on.

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FANCY BOYS FILM SOCIETY PRESENTS : THE A24 FILMS ULTRA-DRAFT- ROUND 6

FANCY BOYS FILM SOCIETY PRESENTS : THE A24 FILMS ULTRA-DRAFT- ROUND 6

As A24 Films celebrates it’s tenth anniversary this year, every cinephile has to admit that this company has quickly risen to one of the most impressive studios releasing movies today. Their films are commercially successful, critically acclaimed, and adored by film geeks all over the universe. As an exercise, we gathered a group we loving call the Fancy Boys Film Society (Matt Drufke, Rick Copper, Kate Peterson, Riki Adams, Waleed Ismail, David Sitko and Joshua Chuboff) and while sports nerds were doing their fantasy football drafts, we had them create a fantasy A24 roster. For six rounds, each picked their favorite films from the acclaimed studio. Here is that draft.

For round 1, head over here. Find round 2 right here. Round 3 is here. Round 4 can be found here. And Round 5 is found here.


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FANCY BOYS FILM SOCIETY PRESENTS : THE A24 FILMS ULTRA-DRAFT- ROUND 5

FANCY BOYS FILM SOCIETY PRESENTS : THE A24 FILMS ULTRA-DRAFT- ROUND 5

As A24 Films celebrates it’s tenth anniversary this year, every cinephile has to admit that this company has quickly risen to one of the most impressive studios releasing movies today. Their films are commercially successful, critically acclaimed, and adored by film geeks all over the universe. As an exercise, we gathered a group we loving call the Fancy Boys Film Society (Matt Drufke, Rick Copper, Kate Peterson, Riki Adams, Waleed Ismail, David Sitko and Joshua Chuboff) and while sports nerds were doing their fantasy football drafts, we had them create a fantasy A24 roster. For six rounds, each picked their favorite films from the acclaimed studio. Here is that draft.

For round 1, head over here. Find round 2 right here. Round 3 is here. Round 4 can be found here.


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