A lot of people like to cram the Best Picture Oscar nominated films into their skulls before the main event so they an feel more informed about it/see what the fuss is all about, but that can take a lot of time and effort.
So here's a much swifter alternative. These kid reenactment versions of the eight nominated films this year have everything you really need to now about them and will get you up to speed in under three minutes. The Birdman and Boyhood summaries in particular are quite special.
Congratulations, we just saved you about 18 hours of your life.