Clockwise from left: Benedict Cumberbatch, Julianne Moore, Marion Cotillard, and Steve Carell.
Clockwise from left: Benedict Cumberbatch, Julianne Moore, Marion Cotillard, and Steve Carell.

The Oscar-nominated cast of W’s February 2015 Best Performances issue—including Best Actor in a Leading Role nominees Steve Carell (Foxcatcher), Bradley Cooper (American Sniper), Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything), Michael Keaton (Birdman) and Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game); and Best Actress in a Leading Role nominees Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night), Reese Witherspoon (Wild), and Julianne Moore (Still Alice)—prove they are more than their on-camera characters in intimate interviews with W’s Editor at Large Lynn Hirschberg. Watch to find out what surprising movie always makes Keira Knightley (nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for The Imitation Game) cry, why Mark Ruffalo (nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Foxcatcher) loves former roommate Joaquin Phoenix, and more.