Screenwriters and Snapchatters share the same mantra: "Show, don't tell." With that in mind, we're going to stop typing words about the eight Best Picture nominees, and instead offer the most visual means of previewing the category in advance of this Sunday's Academy Awards: emojis. Whether our stab at translating each film's plot into emojis makes you [face-of-joy emoji] or confused, they're essentially spoilers, so reader beware.
iOS' 9.3's emoji upgrade will carry you to the gates of Valhalla.
Bridge of Spies
Steven Spielberg's Cold War drama is a throwback to the days when Frank Capra used to draw his emojis by hand.
The "Face With Stuck-Out Tongue and Winking Eye" emoji will henceforth be known as the "I just scienced the shit out of this" face. The poo emoji will continue to be known as the poo emoji, but with added respectability.