Award season is finally here hallelujah chorus but if you haven't managed to see every film on the nominations list (due to their average running time of 16,000 hours), don't panic: we've taken the big hitters and turned them into emojis. For ease of reference.
This year, there are some major screen masterpieces nominated for the prestigious award. Prepare yourself for the classic tear jerkers, the soul-searchers and the ones that make you deliberate whether you’re a Cumberbitch or a Redmayniac.
Here's a round-up of the top nominees battling for the golden trophy, emoji-style:
In Real Words: Filmed over 12 years, yes 12 YEARS, Boyhood tells the tale of er, a boy, growing up, broken Texan family suffering separation, divorce, domestic abuse, reconciliation and love - no wonder it took that bloody long.
Nominated for: Best motion picture - Drama, Best Director (Richard Linklater), Best Supporting Actress (Patricia Arquette), Best Supporting Actor (Ethan Hawke) and Best Screenplay
In Real Words: From the outset this film is a shocker, if not because every actor in it looks like they’ve had facial surgery, then because its story is HEAVY. Based on true events, Foxcatcher explores the dark story of the tragic relationship between a paranoid millionaire (Steve Carell), Olympic Gold Medal winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum- sadly there aren’t any Magic Mike moves in this film) and ‘golden boy’ Dave Schultz (Mark Ruffalo).
Nominated for: Best motion picture- Drama, Best Actor (Steve Carrell), Best Supporting Actor (Mark Ruffalo)
The Imitation Game
Nominated for: Best motion picture- Drama, Best Actor (Benedict Cumberbatch), Best supporting actress (Keira Knightley), Best Screenplay (Graham Moore) and Best Original Score (Alexandre Desplat)
In Real Words: So if you’re not crying by the end of this film then you have no soul. The Imitation Game is based the real life story of Alan Turing (played by Mr Cumberbatch) who successfully cracked the German Enigma code during WWII, basically reducing the war, saving millions of lives and creating that little thing we call a COMPUTER.
The Theory of Everything
In Real Words: Incredibly British heartthrob Eddie Redmayne takes on the intense biopic of celebrated scientist, Stephen Hawking. When you watch this, be prepared for a whole mixture of emotions (Memo: tissues necessary).
Nominated for: Best motion picture- Drama, Best Actress (Felicity Jones), Best Actor (Eddie Redmayne) and Best original score (Jóhann Jóhannsson)
In Real Words: After battling heroin addiction, estrangement from her siblings, and her mother’s death, Cheryl goes on an intense journey of spiritual discovery and physical challenges.
Nominated for: Best Actress (Reese Witherspoon)
In Real Words: With this many nominations it’ll be a big shocker if this film doesn’t win a Golden Globe, I mean seriously, what a list. The film follows washed-up actor Riggan Thomas (Keaton) - best known for playing superhero Birdman- and his attempt to reinvent his stagnant career.
Nominated For: Best Motion picture- musical or comedy, Best director (Alejandro González Iñárritu) Best Actor (Michael Keaton), Best supporting actress (Emma Stone), Best supporting Actor (Edward Norton), Best Screenplay (Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo) and Best Original Score (Antonio Sanchez)
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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.