How does Best Supporting Actor nominee Philip Seymour Hoffman's appearance in The Master connect to Best Picture nominees Zero Dark Thirty, Lincoln, and Argo? The New York Times has the answer in a new IMDb-meets-Kevin Bacon graphic for Oscar night that reveals the links between various actors, producers, and directors up for awards this year. Hoffman's resumé takes him from The Master to Lincoln by way of having appeared in Twister, which also starred Best Supporting Actress nominee Helen Hunt—and was produced by Lincoln producer Kathleen Kennedy. Got that? Click through to learn more about the connections, and to see who stands alone this year. Poor Denzel Washington and Naomi Watts. They're so lonely.
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