It's on now. It's on now for real.
Long story short: tomorrow night's going to be a bloodbath. Fancy frocks and tuxes will snipe at each other across the aisles until the Dolby Theater runs red with the blood of discarded acceptance speeches that will never be used.
And it's going to be awesome.
In case you didn't get the gist of that, here it is: this Oscar season has been extremely competitive, it's going to continue to be so right down to the wire, and a whole lot of people are going to go home disappointed. We should all take a little time to be thankful for this--most years we already know most of the outcomes by now. A little suspense on the night is a rare thing indeed. So time to throw some darts at the wall and see what sticks!