The Academy Awards have a long tradition of playing it safe, rewarding pompous period pieces and snubbing the true best picture if it has too much edge. Need proof that the Academy sucks? Here are 10 examples.

The Academy Awards have a long tradition of playing it safe, rewarding pompous period pieces and snubbing the true best picture if it has too much edge.

I'm bracing for another one this year, as the solid but solidly overrated "The King's Speech" seems poised to beat superior nominees - notably "The Social Network."

Need proof that the Academy sucks? Here are 10 examples.