By Megan Daley
Updated February 23, 2015 at 05:25 PM EST

Before Birdman took home Best Picture or John Legend and Common gave a moving performance of their Best Original Song winner “Glory,” the nominees and guests hit the red carpet to show off their gowns and tuxes and answer a few questions about their favorite Oscar-nominated films of the night.

EW chatted with Viola Davis, Jeff Goldblum, Jane the Virgin‘s Gina Rodriguez, and more about movies and their advice to future filmmakers—and played word association with Oscar-related words and phrases. Like, naturally, “Meryl Streep.”