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Stuff Academy Voters Like

Today marks the 85th Academy Awards and before we all sit down to watch the proceedings, let's look at some of the things that Oscar voters like. The definitive guide to everything deemed relevant by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.

"Serious" comedians
Alcoholism
History's greatest monsters
Divorced parents
Actors playing famous people
Meryl Streep
Tragic romances
Musicals
Hollywood saving the day
Messages
Sentiment, but not heart
Supporting actors playing psychopaths
Period pieces
Mental illness
Domestic drama
Feel good stories
Loose women
True stories
Adaptations of literature
The Great War
Stephen Daldry films
Festival winners
Tom Hanks circa 1993-1998
Homages to yesteryear

Feel free to use this checklist to add to the evening's festivities. Also, take a shot whenever a winner tells his/her kids to go to bed.

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