Next up: Which of the five nominated actors will win the Best Supporting Actor Oscar? Your choices:
Tommy Lee Jones: Jones played Thaddeus Stevens, a stoic Republican and fierce opponent of slavery in the biopic Lincoln, and is widely considered the favorite to take home the Oscar, especially after clinching the SAG Awards win.
Christoph Waltz: Another frontrunner for the award, Waltz recently won the Golden Globe for his portrayal of snarky German bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz in the controversial spaghetti western Django Unchained.
Robert De Niro In the romantic dramedy, De Niro plays Patricio (aka Pat Sr.), the OCD-afflicted father of Bradley Cooper's Pat Jr., who goes head-to-head with fellow Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence over his football superstitions.
Philip Seymour Hoffman In the moody film The Master, Hoffman plays Lancasted Dodd, the calculating leader (or the master, if you will) of "The Cause." He's also this award season's Critics Choice Movie Awards winner for his work.
Alan Arkin: In Ben Affleck's drama about the 1979 Iran hostage crisis, Arkin takes on a seemingly hard-nosed but well intentioned producer who helps create the CIA's fake movie cover. And coins the phrase "Argo f--k yourself" along the way!