As much as I know about movies, I’ve never won a betting pool for the Academy Awards. But I do make one Oscar prediction every year that is incredibly reliable. So much so, that it always comes true. The Oscars will be boring! Bet on it!
Sure, the opening monologue can be filled with hilarious jokes or gaffes or better yet, both, but after that, it’s a downward spiral of oh-so serious messaging about the importance of “the movies” and actors endlessly thanking people whose names we do not know. And there’s often little surprise as to the winners. Yawn.