Its that time of year again where everybody becomes an expert film critic. The Academy Awards bring that out in all of us. What better way to vindicate your movie taste credentials than to bet cash on your favorite movie and actors.
Maybe the best strategy is to bet on who you think is most likely to win, instead of your favorites. There are tons of popular theories on how the Academy choses the Oscar winners, from Academy politics, to who "deserves" it for a career of work, to who thows the best cocktail parties, to who made this year's flick about minorities or the mentally disadvantaged. Test your theory. Put your money where your mouth is.