As has been our tradition, we're going through our predictions for the Oscars and comparing them with the eventual winners - normally, in an act of public contrition and transparency for you, our dear readers.
This year, we pretty much nailed them with the exception of one or two categories that deviated from both our predictions and the accepted wisdom of how the whole thing would go down.
To kick things off, we got one out of the two screenplay categories. We correctly called Best Adapted Screenplay for 'Women Talking', but called Best Original Screenplay for 'The Banshees of Inisherin'. Chalk that one up to patriotic fervour, anyway.
The next upset came with Cate Blanchett and Best Actress. We had Lydia Tár down as a lock for this, but it seems clear now that Michelle Yeoh was always going to win this - even going so far as to bring out Halle Berry to present the award alongside last year's winner, Jessica Chastain. Best Actor we called for Brendan Fraser and, sure enough, he won it. Shame it was for a terrible movie, but hey, he won it and we're delighted for him.
As mentioned, we predicted a sweep for 'Everything Everywhere All At Once' and called The Daniels for Best Director, with Steven Spielberg and 'The Fabelmans' as a close second. The Daniels won out here, as we predicted, and sure enough, 'Everything Everywhere All At Once' clinched Best Picture exactly as we predicted.
So, out of the Big Five, 'Everything Everywhere All At Once' came away with four of them. For ourselves, we had a success rate this year of 66% against the categories we predicted. Not great, not terrible.