FBC OSCAR COVERAGE, PART X: The Night That Was Parasite

FBC OSCAR COVERAGE, PART X: The Night That Was Parasite

When the smoke had cleared and the dust had settled on the 92nd Academy Awards Sunday night, it was Bong Joon-Ho’s Parasite dominating the field. Yes, it won Best International Feature. That was expected. What was less expected however, were the other three awards it claimed: Best Original Screenplay, Best Director, and Best Picture.

As Bong went up to accept his screenwriting Oscar, I turned to my wife and said, “This could be a huge night for Parasite.” I didn’t realize that I was making one of the more dramatic understatements in the history of me watching the Oscars, which goes back to when I was a child.

Even though Parasite‘s four wins destroyed my chances of winning the Oscar pool I was in AND possibly ruined my credibility as a prognosticator (I went 18-for-24), I cannot help but be ecstatic for Bong. Because not only was Parasite the first foreign-language film to win Best Picture, but for the first time this century (and maybe longer), the winner of Best Picture wasn’t just the best movie nominated, it was the best film that came out all year.

And we haven’t even gotten to Eminem yet.

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FBC Oscar Coverage Part IX: Predicting The Winners, Part V

FBC Oscar Coverage Part IX: Predicting The Winners, Part V

Welcome back to my ever-extensive Oscar coverage. In the days leading up to the Oscars, I’ll be predicting every award, but focusing in-depth on what I call the “Big 8”. In my first two installments, I predicting the winners of the screenplay categories, the supporting actor categories, the lead acting categories. and all of the other categories. Also, if you want to hear the Fancy Boy Film Society’s top ten films of 2019, you can check it out on the Fancy Boys Club podcast.

Well, we’ve done it. We’ve finally gotten to the two big awards: Best Director and Best Picture. I’ve stared at this list and tried to put myself in the mind of a member of the Academy. And while these two categories are the ones I’m the least sure of, I’m ready to lock it in.

Let’s finish up these predictions.

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FBC Oscar Coverage Part VIII: Predicting The Winners, Part IV

FBC Oscar Coverage Part VIII: Predicting The Winners, Part IV

Welcome back to my ever-extensive Oscar coverage. In the days leading up to the Oscars, I’ll be predicting every award, but focusing in-depth on what I call the “Big 8”. In my first two installments, I predicting the winners of the screenplay categories, the supporting actor categories, and the lead acting categories. Also, if you want to hear the Fancy Boy Film Society’s top ten films of 2019, you can check it out on the Fancy Boys Club podcast.

We will not be covering Best Picture and Best Director today, mostly because I am stalling for time because I have no idea what I’m going to predict. So, now that my shame is out there and we can all deal with that as a team, I need a plan because I’m already two paragraphs in. So, in the meantime, let’s cover EVERY OTHER CATEGORY in the Oscars. As a note, I’m usually terrible at these, so it’s probably best to only kind of listen to me. Let’s get into it.

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FBC Oscar Coverage, Part VII: Predicting The Winners, Part III

FBC Oscar Coverage, Part VII: Predicting The Winners, Part III

Welcome back to my ever-extensive Oscar coverage. In the days leading up to the Oscars, I’ll be predicting every award, but focusing in-depth on what I call the “Big 8”. In my first two installments, I predicting the winners of the screenplay categories and the supporting actor categories. Also, if you want to hear the Fancy Boy Film Society’s top ten films of 2019, you can check it out on the Fancy Boys Club podcast.

I feel like the acting categories are slam dunks this year. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t snubs to discuss. Also, I’m crazy terrible at predicting winners, so it’s quite possible that this is going to be a horrible quagmire.

That being said, let’s get to some leading predictions!

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FBC Oscar Coverage, Part VI: Predicting the Winners, Part II

FBC Oscar Coverage, Part VI: Predicting the Winners, Part II

Welcome back to my ever-extensive Oscar coverage. In the days leading up to the Oscars, I’ll be predicting every award, but focusing in-depth on what I call the “Big 8”. In my last installment, I predicted the Best Original & Adapted Screenplay Oscars, and you can check that out here.

Let’s get back to the party and cover the supporting acting performances. I feel like these are the two slam dunk categories, based on all of the buzz plus who has won some of the other major awards (SAG, BAFTA, Golden Globes, etc.)

Let’s party, supporting style!

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FBC Oscar Coverage, Part V: Predicting the Winners, part 1

FBC Oscar Coverage, Part V: Predicting the Winners, part 1

Ok, with nominations out and the Oscars a little over a week away, let’s knock out some predictions. I’ll be focusing on predictions for what I call the “Big 8” categories (Best Picture, Best Director, and all acting and screenplay categories). Let’s get predicty!

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FBC Oscar Coverage, Part IV: A Review Of The Last 20 Best Picture Winners

FBC Oscar Coverage, Part IV: A Review Of The Last 20 Best Picture Winners

As we prepare to enter the third decade of the 2000’s, I thought I would take a look back at the previous 20 Best Picture winners, rank them against one another, and ask a very important question: Was the film truly the Best Picture of all the nominated films?

Here are those results. Come get ya some:

(all years listed are the years when the Oscars ceremony took place)

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