…someone says “Wow” during their acceptance speech (1 drink per “wow”)
…the camera cuts to Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolie
Take 2 drinks any time…
…someone thanks God in their acceptance speech.
…someone says “Scorsese”.
…someone says something that gets censored.
…a muppet appears onscreen.
…Billy Crystal makes reference to his hosting experiences in the past.
Take 3 drinks any time…
…someone’s acceptance speech gets interrupted by the orchestra playing them off.
…someone makes a (conservative) political statement.
…someone makes a reference to The Tree of Life being weird, experimental, pretentious, etc.
…there’s a mention of Michael Fassbender getting screwed over in these awards.
…there’s a reference to Twilight.
And the part of the game that will really test your resilience: For every award being given, before the winner is announced, say 1.) Which nominee you want to win, and 2.) Which nominee you expect to win.
If the winner is the nominee you want to win, congratulations! Take 1 drink!
If the winner is the nominee you expect to win, you’re so smart! Take 2 drinks!
If the winner is a nominee you neither wanted or expected to win, learn from your mistakes! Take 3 drinks!
(if you want and expect the same nominee to win, you only need to take 2 drinks if it is, in fact, the winner)