By Devan Coggan
February 28, 2016 at 05:56 PM EST
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If you want to win money with your Oscar predictions, it helps if you can ask a former Oscar winner for advice.

Ahead of Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony, Reese Witherspoon tweeted a series of texts from her mother, asking her daughter’s advice for who will win Best Picture and Best Actress. After all, she’s going to an Oscar party, and she wants to make sure her predictions win.


Watch the PEOPLE & EW Red Carpet Live streaming pre-show celebration on Feb. 28 beginning at 5:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. PT on and, with live red carpet coverage, fashion and beauty trends, and winner predictions. And catch the 88th annual Academy Awards at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT on ABC. For full coverage of the Oscars, head here

Witherspoon won Best Actress in 2006 for her portrayal of June Carter in Walk the Line. She was also nominated last year for her role in Wild.

This year, Witherspoon is scheduled to present at the Oscars alongside stars like Steve Carell, Kerry Washington, Morgan Freeman, Ryan Gosling, and Tina Fey. See the full list of who’s presenting here.

The Chris Rock-hosted awards ceremony airs Sunday on ABC, beginning at 7 p.m. ET. 

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