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Ariana Bacle
February 19, 2015 AT 12:00 PM EST

It’s that time of year again. The time when you fill your glass with the beverage of your choosing before sitting down for a long night of drinking—er, watching the Oscars.

To make the always-lengthy ceremony more enjoyable, grab a beer (or several) and follow along with our drinking game—beginning when the pre-show kicks off at 7 p.m. on Sunday.

Take a sip when: 

  • Anyone does a musical number.
  • Someone makes a joke confusing and/or combining The Theory of Everything and The Imitation Game.
  • A winner gets played off by the orchestra.
  • Someone says “spoiler alert.”
  • Someone cracks a 50 Shades of Grey joke.
  • Someone brings up The Interview.

Take a couple sips when:

  • Someone addresses the lack of diversity in films and nominees.
  • Lupita Nyongo’s glasses make an appearance.
  • Wes Anderson says something quirky.
  • Someone cries.
  • Someone references Adele Dazeem (or someone pulls an Adele Dazeem themselves).
  • Matthew McConaughey speaks.

Take a few sips when:

  • A winner acknowledges the ticking clock during a speech.
  • President Obama video chats in á la the Grammys.
  • Someone gets censored.
  • Someone trips.
  • Benedict Cumberbatch photobombs someone.
  • Hero,” the song from Boyhood, comes on and you tear up a bit.
  • Someone references Dick Poop—you know, the Oscar-nominated cinematographer (whose real name is, fortunately, Dick Pope).

Finish your drink when: 

  • Patricia Arquette reads her speech off a piece of paper.
  • A winner makes a political statement during his or her acceptance speech.
  • Someone makes a Selma snub joke. (Feel free to raise your fist in protest while chugging for this one.)
  • American Sniper wins Best Picture.

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