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Top Apps for Viewing the Oscars 2012

Laura Director, Marketing
February 23, 2012

Say hello to the Awards season–and that shiny gold man, Oscar. Of course, the best way to keep up with all the Oscar buzz is to consult your trusty mobile device, and all the apps surrounding the event. Here’s our list, to keep you entertained & updated on the greatest moments of the show!


Oscars – Free

The official Oscars app brought to you by ABC digital is the perfect companion for all things Oscars. Before the day of the show you can predict your winners with full lists of the nominees. You can view movie trailers, buzz worthy videos and hosted specials on fashion and nominated films and actors. And for the day of the show, you won’t get closer to Kodak Theater than with this app! It features two modes: the WATCH and DIRECT. In watch mode, you get a live hosted experience of the show, and in the direct mode you pick any of the six camera vantage points and zoom in on the action. Experience the Hollywood glam for FREE with this app in the iTunes Store!


Vanity Fair Hollywood – Free

Whether you have a betting pool with your friends or you want to test your skills as a movie critic, this app is best for your voting needs. It has a ballot for all the 84th Academy Award nominees and allows you to cast your vote and compare with friends. Not only does the interface reflect the glossy and rich experience of flipping through the actual magazine, but each nominee has Vanity Fair’s capsule review and each category has the editors’ picks. Let the voting begin and download the app for FREE in the iTunes Store or Android Market.


Live From the Red Carpet – Free

Let’s be real–The Oscars are all about the fashion choices. Especially with E!’s Live From the Red Carpet app! You can get the full insider coverage of all the fashion buzz from the red carpet. Get photos of the best and worst fashions from the show, and exclusive livestreams of the red carpet activity including personal interviews with your favorite stars. Drool over the red carpet bling for FREE from the iTunes Store or Android Market!


IMDb Movies & TV – Free

This resource for movie and TV info will give you all the things you need to know about your Oscar nominated films on the go. In addition to the site’s own ratings and reviews system, the app has incorporated Metacritic reviews and ratings as a secondary opinion reference. Explore this year’s nominated films as well as past Best Picture award winners and brush up on your movie trivia. Get access to this database of movie knowledge for FREE when you download this app in the iTunes Store or Android Market.


Movies by Flixster, with Rotten Tomatoes – Free

As you’re watching the Oscars, you are making mental notes of what movies you need to watch and which ones you can pass on. With the Movies by Flixster app you can search for local theaters near you that are playing certain movies, as well as checking the Box Office, Upcoming, DVD, and My Movies sections. The app has also integrated Rotten Tomatoes review, so you can get all the trusted resources and reviews about the Oscar buzz-worthy movies. Get the app for FREE from the iTunes Store or Android Market.


GetGlue – Free

Check-in apps have been making waves, but the hottest check-in app doesn’t pin you to a physical geographical location. GetGlue lets you check-in to TV shows and programs, and the Oscars will be the hottest check-in of the season. Once you check in to the program, you can share updates and engage in conversations via Facebook & Twitter. This year, there is even an exclusive GetGlue widget on Oscar.com where you can check-in ahead of the telecast for a special sticker/badge. Get on this Foursquare for movies app, and download for FREE in the iTunes Store or Android Market!


Awards Hero: Oscars Edition – Free

With this app, you can create, organize and promote betting pools through an easy to use interface. Simply choose your winners by tapping on your pick in the nominees list and wait til the day of the show to see who wins. In addition to having a great navigation, you can view movie posters and actor photos from their historical database to brush up on your history of the Oscars. Start your bets and let the games begin—oh, and the app is FREE for a limited time so don’t miss it on the iTunes Store.


Scene It? Movies 2 – $1.99

Looking for some fun activities to pass the time with your friends during commercial breaks? Play movie trivia on the Scene it? Movies 2 app! Similar to the layout of the physical board game, answer questions on different topics such as actors, genres or decades and with an in-app purchase, even answer additional question packs based on themes such as Sci-Fi and Horror or Award Winning Cinema – perfect when viewing the Oscars. There are leaderboards so you can keep track of scores with your friends and post your high scores directly to Facebook and Twitter. Test your trivia knowledge for $1.99 in the iTunes Store!

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