Ah, the #Oscars: the award show that honors the best of the best in the past year of cinema, the most sophisticated films to grace the silver screen in 2016. As any Oscar fan knows, it's important to see all the films — or at least know the general gist — so that you can make well-informed, insightful, and borderline pretentious comments during your viewing party.
But just how well were you paying attention to this year's nominees? Can you identify these Oscar nominated films when they are boiled down to the simplest, most basic hieroglyphs? That is, the cornerstone of text-based emotion: the emoji.
Take your best shot with the following 12 Oscar-nominated movies as told with emojis. Just a heads up, the answer could be any nominee from any category. Good luck!
Need a refresher on which movies were nominated? Here's a supercut of all 62 nominees in 200 seconds.
Oscar-Nominated Movies As Emojis
La La Land
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Manchester by the Sea
Hell or High Water