The Oscars were borderline unwatchable last night. I kept watching, as one watches a train wreck, but I felt my annoyance growing all night. It was so transparent and predictable. I was able to pick the winner in EVERY single group, except one, as soon as they named the nominees. Are you the only minority in the group? You win. Is your character the only gay character in the group? You win. Are you the only "victimized" woman in the group? You win.

I wonder if, in 20 years, these winners will look back and feel patronized, wondering if they won because they were better or if they won because it was trendy and the Academy really didn't have another choice, without being called out for racist, sexist, or homophobic. I literally began to feel physically ill as the show went along.