I'm making progress on my goal of seeing at least a few of the movies that have been nominated for Academy Awards. Last night, I saw The Reader. Kate Winslet has already scored a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, and a SAG award for her work in this movie ... I wouldn't be surprised if an Oscar is next! David Kross and Ralph Fiennes, who played the male lead character at different ages, were also excellent. The Reader has been nominated in five categories, including best actress, best director, and best picture. I thought it was a stunning movie--very affecting and thought-provoking. Stephen Daldry, who also directed The Hours, has done it again. If you haven't seen The Reader yet, hurry--it's still playing in a few theaters.