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The Eight Worst Moms of Oscar Season

Bad parents are popular villains in any awards season, but, as others have pointed out, this fall — a year after Mo'Nique child-abused her way to Oscar glory in Precious — there's a stampede of crappy mothers chasing trophies. In Black Swan, Barbara Hershey starred as an overbearing mom whose smothering costs Natalie Portman her sanity. But where does she rank among 2010's other matriarchal malefactors? Read on!

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