You know how this works, by now. Watch the show. Chat amongst yourselves. Try not to make a mess of the place. And we’ll leave you to it, perhaps popping in occasionally to remind you to keep the music down. And, since we’re posting this a few hours before the show, you folks can post your predictions on the major categories, and compare them with what the hacks in the Academy come up with. For the sake of time and space, limit predicks to: Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, and Screenplays (adapted and original).
As for the drinking component: A drink every time the music plays someone off stage, another shot if someone cries, half a shot if Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolie are featured in a cutaway shot, two shots for any musical numbers, and a pint of your favorite whiskey if Avatar wins in any of the major categories. The first to pass out wins at life.
Kvetch away, folks.