19 February 2013 9:29 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

With the 85th Academy Awards looming closer, we here at Collider thought now would be a good time to take a look back at Oscar race thus far.  It’s been a wild and somewhat nutty 12 months, as we’ve seen numerous contenders rise and fall (and some rise back up again) in the contentious hunt for Oscar gold.  We’ve already run down the ebbs and flows of the Best Supporting Actor category, and today we’ll be taking a look back and how the race played out for Best Supporting Actress. Of all the Oscar categories this year, Best Supporting Actress sadly turned out to be one of the weakest.  The race kicked off early with the Sundance premiere of The Sessions, in which previous Best Actress winner Helen Hunt was singled out for her touching work opposite John Hawkes in the character-centric drama.  She was our first frontrunner in the category, »

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