25/02/2017 9:25 PM AEDT | Updated 26/02/2017 2:14 AM AEDT

Stephen Colbert Summarizes This Year's Oscar-Nominated Movies, Based Solely On Their Posters

Stephen Colbert admits to not watching the movies that are nominated for Best Picture at the 89th annual Academy Awards.

So for Friday’s broadcast of the “Late Show,” he got into the spirit of The Oscars by summarizing each of the contenders ― based solely on what he’d seen on their promotional posters.

It turns out “Lion” is literally about two lovers from the wrong sides of the tracks ― well, according to Colbert, anyway.

Check out the full segment above and see the full list of Oscar nominations here.