The women (and one man) who slathered latex on Christian Bale’s face in Vice? They’ll win Oscars. Christian Bale? He won’t. These and other ironies and paradoxes are discussed at length as Jim Slotek, Karen Gordon, Bonnie Laufer, Liam Lacey and Thom Ernst painstakingly tackle the nominations, category by category. And could the awards themselves possibly be as big a car-crash as the lead-up has been?