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The 85th Academy Awards are upon us this weekend, and as you gather around to watch the culmination of award season, we all tend to have our own opinions and predictions on who we want to and who should win. Here are 5 more predictions for this year.

Best Actor in a Supporting Role: It’s a toss up

My money is on Robert De Niro or Christoph Waltz. They’re both so phenomenal that Tommy Lee Jones in Lincoln is, well pretty good; and Alan Arkin is Alan Arkin, so there’s that. Who knows, Phillip Seymour Hoffman has been hard at work in his career and The Master was quite enjoyable, but Oscar worthy? We’ll see... 

Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Anne Hathaway for Les Miserables

I’ve heard a lot of talk about Miss Hathaway faking her shock and humility pre-award season. NEWSFLASH: She’s an actress, so let her do her thing and be on her merry way. 

Best Costume Design: Jaqueline Durran for Anna Karenina

Ah, period pieces, how they love the detailed and extravagant. So technically it could go to Paco Delgado for Les Misérables but I’m thinking probs not.

Best Film Editing: Silver Linings Playbook

This is another category where I’m a little surprised a different film wasn’t nominated, Skyfall. But again, Silver Linings may be this years big take away; if you haven’t seen it yet, check it out.

Best Production Design: Anna Karenina

Period piece’s again. I’ll be damned if Life of Pi walks away with this, The Hobbit, sure, but not Life of Pi. Hey, it’s not like I’m the one favoring period drama’s, it’s the 70+ age bracket of Academy voters.

Check out Nick's first series in Academy Award predictions here.

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