'La La Land' has never looked this cute.
If there’s an Oscar for cutest reproduction of a Best Picture nominee, it should definitely go to the Storino family.
For the past seven years, the film-loving family has paid tribute to the Academy Awards by painstakingly recreating stills from the Best Picture nominees with children. From Birdman to Mad Max: Fury Road, the pictures are the perfect blend of film-buff detail and adorable kids, and ahead of Sunday’s Oscar ceremony, the Storinos have released the 2017 edition of their annual tradition.
This year brings faithful recreations of everything from La La Land and Manchester by the Sea to Hell or High Water and Hidden Figures. The mastermind mother behind the photos, Maggie Storino, opened up about the process in an interview with Vanity Fair, revealing that her three daughters (ages 6, 4, and 1) look forward to awards season all year long. She also described the direction she gives them for each photo. (For example, here’s her instructions for getting a dozen kindergarteners to recreate Hidden Figures: “Sadie, you’re a little worried but not mad. Everyone else, look at the minions I glued to this newspaper.”)
Check out a few of our personal favorites below, and head to dontcallmeoscar.com to see this year’s full gallery of photos.