As we saw withlast year’s Best Picture debacle, the Oscars can be unpredictable. There’s really only one thing youcanguarantee when it comes to an Academy Awards broadcast: It’s going to be a long show.
But that doesn’t mean it can’t be enjoyable. As with any event that starts to drag, just add alcohol!
Here’s a drinking game you can play while watching Sunday’s Academy Awards that, we would argue, is the only true way to keep the show moving.
Take a sipif Jimmy Kimmel jokes about last year’s Best Picture incident.
Take a gulp if Jimmy Kimmel brings out the envelope in question.
Take a shotif a presenter opens an envelope and jokes “La La Land — just kidding!”
Finish the bottleif “La La Land” somehow actually does win something.
Take a sipif at some point the firm that tabulates the Oscar voting is introduced.
Take a gulp if a representative of that firm comes out with a briefcase holding the voting results.
Take a shotif the person has the briefcase attached to them with handcuffs.
Finish the bottleif the briefcase is handcuffed to a part of their body that is not their hand.
Take a sipwhen a female nominee is announced (outside actress-only categories).
Take a gulpif that female nominee doesn’t win (outside actress-only categories).
Take a shotif that female nomineedoeswin (outside actress-only categories).
Finish the bottleif even the Lead Actress and Supporting Actress categories are somehow all men.
Take a sipif you’ve seen one of the films in the Foreign Language category.
Take a gulpif you’ve seen more than one.
Take a shotif you’ve seen all of them.
Finish the bottleif you were unaware this category is a thing.
Take a sipif the music starts playing during someone’s speech.
Take a gulpif the person is still talking after the microphone is shut off.
Take a shotif the person is still talking when the next winner comes to the stage.
Finish the bottleif the person is still talking when Jimmy Kimmel closes the show.
Take a sipif someone forces a smile when they lose.
Take a gulpif someone loses and still claps, but doesn’t smile at all.
Take a shotif someone loses but doesn’t smile or clap.
Finish the bottleif someone loses, but runs up to the stage anyway, pries the Oscar from the presenter’s hand, and is tackled by security trying to escape.
Take a sipif Meryl Streep is praised during the show.
Take a gulpif Meryl Streep wins for Lead Actress.
Take a shotif Meryl Streep loses for Lead Actress but the winner specifically mentions Streep in her acceptance speech.
Finish the bottleif the winner for Lead Actress singles out Meryl Streep because Streep owes her money.
Take a sipif someone gets political while speaking on stage.
Take a gulpif President Donald Trump is mentioned by anyone.
Take a shotif the president tweets about the Oscars during the broadcast.
Finish the bottleif the tweet is nice.
Take a sipif anyone mentions how long award shows tend to run.
Take a gulpfor every 10 minutes the show goes over three hours (about the normal run time).
Take a shotif the broadcast actually finishes ahead of schedule.
Finish the bottleif, during the broadcast, humanity discovers that reality is just an elaborate simulation and time has no meaning.
Take a sip for every person in the room where you’re watching the broadcast.
Take a gulpif these are also your friends.
Take a shotif your friends are a collection of stuffed animals and action figures.
Finish the bottle ― no, seriously, you need this.
Have fun and, as always, drink responsibly!
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.