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PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN

Nomination: Best Actor, Capote
Hoffman, 38, cut his teeth in theater, where he's collaborated with costume-designer girlfriend Mimi O'Donnell (they have a 2-year-old son, Cooper). He remains humble about how far he's come: "We want to be accepted and admired," he's said, "but I don't think that's a hole that is ever filled."
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