Nominations for the 87th annual Academy Awards were announced Thursday, kicking off the month-long stretch before we find out who will take home the gold on Feb. 22. In the meantime, pundits are parsing through the snubs and surprises, the nominees are reacting to their triumphs, and HuffPost Live is covering it all. Once you've watched our panel of film lovers break down the nominations, take a look back at our interviews with some of the year's biggest Oscar contenders below. (And for even more awards coverage, head over to HuffPost's FYC page).
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