The 2010 Oscars had a handicap before the show's broadcast even began, and it had nothing to do with a Cablevision blackout that was eventually lifted. The real rub lay within the actual awards and nominees, as all four acting categories required little to no discussion as to who might have a golden night and go home with some shiny hardware. So how do you salvage an awards show in which the majority of the nominations that viewers care about aren't even worth a debate? The 2010 Oscars did their best, and at times, it worked well. Others, not so much, which led the show to a sluggish, incongruous anticlimax.