Each year I promise myself that I will see most of the Oscar-nominated films. My hope is always simply that I can watch the presentation program with enough meaningful attention to the awards to ignore all the bad jokes. Unfortunately, that quest hasn’t been exactly fruitful lately. I actually don’t believe I’ve tuned into the Academy Awards telecast for the past several years.
This year, though, I’ve totally surprised myself. Or let’s say, my husband, Gerry, has surprised me. And he’s surprised himself. He’s not a go-to-the-movies kind of guy, but this year he made it his goal to make me one happy wife. Over the holiday vacation and beyond, we’ve managed to see eight of the top 2015 movies together. Add to that the three I managed to see on my own. I’ve topped every goal I could hope for.