Tuesday, February 08, 2011

The Oscars® . There is an App for That!

If you have an iPad, iPhone and/or and iPod touch, you are invited to download and/or update your official Oscars® App. Do not have the application? Read on to see what you can do with it.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has unveiled the latest version of its Academy Awards® application, which reflects this year’s nominations, allows users to broadcast their own Oscar® picks, and will provide real-time Oscar Night® results.  More than half a million users downloaded the app following its debut prior to last year’s show.

Designed for the Academy by the Los Angeles-based creative shop Omelet, the app connects users to a comprehensive nominees list, trailers for the 10 Best Picture-nominated films, and an interactive ballot to predict winners in each of the 24 Academy Awards categories. Users’ predictions are saved to a database that enables sharing with friends via social media such as Facebook and Twitter, as well as by e-mail and SMS.

The app will also be active beyond Oscars Night, allowing users to be a part of the Academy’s year-round public events – screenings, tributes, exhibitions – in Los Angeles, New York and the San Francisco Bay Area. Users may also access the organization’s extensive Academy Awards database, which is the official record of all Oscar winners and nominees.

The Oscars App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch devices or at www.itunes.com/appstore/.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2010 will be presented on Sunday, February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood and  Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET.  The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

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