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By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 22, 2008

Finally, there’s the booby prize of Oscar categories, Best Supporting Actress. It’s where Academy voters feel emboldened to indulge in odd tastes or speak their minds. Ruby Dee looked like a viable candidate after her Screen Actors Guild award; she, too, is an icon, largely unrewarded, and as the title villain’s long-suffering mom, she’s the main reason to see American Gangster. But I think the prize will go to a different kind of mother, the model of irresponsible parenthood played by Amy Ryan in Gone Baby Gone, the closest the Oscars will get to an anti-Juno.

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