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So the nominees for Best Supporint Actor are: 

Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Phillip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook
Alan Arkin, Argo
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

My Prediction: Robert De Niro 

A toughie of a category as all five of these gentlemen have been nominated before. Robert De Niro may be an American icon but the man hasn’t won an Oscar since 1981 when he took home the trophy for Raging Bull. After a few years of real celeb-leaning snooze roles (ahem, Meet the Fockers) De Niro finally acted his heart out again, and it only took David O. Russell and Silver Linings Playbook for him to do it.