Oscar nominations were announced this morning, and while the ceremony doesn't take place until March 7, our movie critic Rafer Guzman is ready to dish.

Were your favorite movies nominated? Who do you think will win the Academy Award for best picture and other major categories? Who got shut out of nominations -- "The Hangover," anyone? 

The live chat is over now, but click below to read the questions and answers on such topics as does "Avatar" deserve an Oscar, can "Inglorious Basterds" win best picture, James Cameron's filmmaking abilities -- and what Rafer's favorite movie snack is ...

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MORE: See a list of Oscar nominees, plus movie trailers

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