Yahoo!'s Jake Coyle feels that the predictability of last night's Oscar is "sapping the ceremony of drama". Predictability, I feel, lends more authenticity and detoxes the ceremony of randomness. I used to think Oscar awards were arbitrary, but with the predictability factor increasing, I feel it has some substance to it and is a proof of concept that the Oscar system works.
But a few surprises are always good. And Jon Stewart isn't funny to me anymore. I hope they change the host next year, at least.