Ladies' Night Out

Femme films are chic around Oscar time. But what can women hope for the rest of the year?

They rush up to the stage, gorgeously gowned, flush and flustered in this moment of triumph. They thank their director, their agent and all the brave and gifted women who preceded them. They pay tribute to the others nominated in their category; it's an honor just to be one of the final five. And yet ... Best Actress! Wow! It's good to be a woman in Hollywood!

Two nights a year--when the Golden Globes and the Oscars are handed out--the movie world belongs to women. At this year's Globes, the top awards, and a slew of free publicity, went to The...

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