I saw a phrase, stuck to the script in the following sentence in New York Times (Jan. 27) article reporting this year’s Academy Award nomination,
The Academy Award nominations, announced this morning in Los Angeles, mostly stuck to the script that Oscar-season observers expected.
My interpretation of stuck to the script here is a figurative expression of as anticipated, therefore, no surprise. Is it right?
By the way, this might sound a naive question, when someone like President, or Prime minister is delivering a speech, say the State of Union or opening address relying on a pre-prepared script on teleprompter, is he stuck to the script?