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Oscar Nominations Point to Strong Female Characters

This year's Oscar nominees in the Best Actress and Supporting Actress categories play complex and empowered women. Their critical acclaim and success at the box office points to the power of female characters in the narrative coming out of Hollywood these days.  In the Oscar-nominated drama "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri," Mildred Hayes, played by Academy Award-winning actress Frances McDormand, plays a mother whose daughter was brutally murdered. Frustrated...

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