Apps For The Oscars
With the Academy Awards just days away, you may be looking for the best way to stay on top of all the Oscar news. The App Store has all of the answers with a variety of choices to get up-to-the-minute news and gossip straight from the source. There are also a couple of apps to help get you into the Oscar spirit as you wait for Sunday night to arrive.
Live From the Red Carpet
Fans of E!'s Oscar coverage are going to want this app! With more focus on celebrities and perhaps a bit less on the films themselves, this universal app is all about the glitz and glamour of Hollywood's biggest night.
Another great universal app that fans of E! would love is the official Fashion Police app. Keep track of the big night's fashion hits and misses in the palm of your hand. Take part in the polls and voice your opinion as if you were there with the E! hosts.
Get all of your gossip from the official TMZ app. They have breaking stories, video and picture galleries, TV clips, and post Oscar coverage. You can even email everything you find to your friends from within the app.
Meet The Awards
Meet The Awards gives you a complete list of all nominees in every category. Lists of past winners and nominees are also available along with IMDB's movie profiles and movie trailers. This is another good universal app for following along if the previous options just aren't enough.
Awards Guide: The Oscars®
Awards Guide: The Oscars does the same thing as Meet The Awards with a few slight differences in esthetics. The navigation is a little bit different even though this produces the same results as Meet The Awards. Another thing to note is that the nominees aren't linked to their IMDB profile or movie trailer. Neither one is better than the other. It's just a matter of personal preference.
Movie Challenge: Oscars® Special
Keep yourself occupied waiting for the show by testing your knowledge of Academy Awards history with Movie Challenge: Oscars Special. This app features different gaming formats and a statistical record of how many you've gotten wrong.
Guess the Movie ?
What if it's commercial time and you're tired of the typical movie trivia games? Download Guess the Movie and have fun putting your movie knowledge to the test. The title is pretty straightforward: guess the movie based off of simple images and icons. This game can get addictive so be sure to look up every few minutes or you may miss it when The Academy Awards return from commercial break.
IMDb Movies & TV
Anyone who likes movies, even if just a little, ought to have this app. It's free, it's universal, and it's full of movie, tv, and celebrity information. Search by movie or search by actor, everything you could possibly want to know is right here in IMDb.
It's hard to deny the charm of past Oscar darling, "The Artist." Part of its charm is certainly the retro feel of the film. With Vintagio, you can create your very own "old-time" silent films, complete with jazzy music.