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For Oscar's Best Actress Category, It's Slim Pickings

With the Oscar nominations looming, film critic Bob Mondello notes that there seem to be dozens of men in the running for best actor, but almost no women on the distaff side of the equation.

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Bob Mondello, who jokes that he was a jinx at the beginning of his critical career — hired to write for every small paper that ever folded in Washington, just as it was about to collapse — saw that jinx broken in 1984 when he came to NPR.