I used to be one of those people who considered the Oscars their Superbowl. I filled out the forms, I made bets with people, I went to the parties but at some point it just became less important.
I still see a lot of movies. I say I don't, but my yearly lists have lead me to rethink that. I just don't go to many first-run movies anymore. Most of the time we sit through the previews rating how to see the movie: "Beartooth. Pass. Netflix. Pass. Maybe."
This year is probably the only year I managed to miss so many of the nominated movies. The only one I saw was The Muppets. And I'm seeing it again this week.