Watch: Oscars Nominees Open Up in Video Screen Tests

The stars of the 2015 Academy Awards confess their cinematic crushes, favorite love stories, and the movies that make them cry.

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.