Tarantino will win best picture, if history can be believed.
Read the rest of Slate's coverage of the 82nd Academy Awards here.
Correction, March 4, 2010: This article twice misidentified the title of Driving Miss Daisy, first as Driving Mrs. Daisy and later as Driving Ms. Daisy. (Return to the first corrected instance.)
Grady Hendrix is one of the founders of the New York Asian Film Festival and he writes about pop culture on his blog.
Photograph of Quentin Tarantino by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for NAACP.