The Oscars Best Picture Nominees, as Illustrated By Emoji

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The Academy Awards are just two days away. Maybe you've seen some of the films. Maybe you've seen none at all. Either way, you'll end up at your film buff friend's house on Sunday, and you're going to want to sound smart when you talk about the nominated movies.

But it's too late now to watch them all. What to do? With these handy emoji cheat sheets to this year's biggest Oscar films, you'll be in the clear. Maybe.

Beware: Tiny, adorable Japanese spoilers ahead.

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- Gorge on This Year's Oscar-Nominated Short Films

- Oscars Fashion: The Good, the Bad, and the "Whaaat?"


Emoji makes this year's most depressing film (yes, even more than Les Miserables) slightly more tolerable.


Somehow, it's just not quite as suspenseful this way.

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Girl and father fight, storm hits, mythical pigs appear. That's pretty clear in emoji, right?

Django Unchained

Hey, we did the best we could, considering.

Les Misérables

Singing, crying, more singing, more crying. The end.

Life of Pi

That's it, basically, right?


Short and sweet. You already know the story anyway.

Silver Linings Playbook

Boy plus drugs. Girl plus drugs. They run. They dance. They fall in love.

Zero Dark Thirty

You thought we'd use the emoji character in the turban, didn't you? Racist.

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