For the casual Oscar fan, the chances of you having seen each one of tonight's Best Picture nominees are pretty slim. But don't worry; Mashable has you covered—that is, assuming you're fluent in Emoji.
This is by no means the first time we've seen emojis used to tell a tale, but this is definitely the most practical use thus far. It's too late to spend hour upon hour catching up on what you've missed, so might as well look to the next best thing—the hieroglyphics of the modern age. Here's just a few below, but to get caught up on this year's best of the best (as decided by an extremely biased, select group of elites with questionable motives), head on over to Mashable for the full lineup.
12 Years a Slave