Are you ready for the big show on Sunday? If you are, you're not alone. About 40 million viewers are estimated to watch The Oscars that night, and with the addition of second screens like smartphones and tablets, they will be able to experience the Academy Awards like never before. If you own an Android device, you have your pick of apps, websites, and social media feeds to enhance the experience.
Of course if you're talking about The Oscars on Android, you have to start with the official Oscars app. Prior to the show, you can access a list of nominees, movie trailers, along with exclusive photos and videos. Once the show starts, you can access special features like "My Picks" where you pick winners against your facebook friends, and "Backstage Pass" where you can check live backstage/red carpet feeds.
Here's a great app walk-through from Android Examiner, Rob Small..
Live From the Red Carpet presents live streams from all the major red carpet events like the Grammys, SAG Awards, and the Oscars, If you open the app before and after awards night, you can still read E! News' quality entertainment coverage.
The Oscars web portal allows you to view information on the awards Google style. This mobile-formatted site has links to the Oscars on Google +, shows projected awards winners based on info from Google Trends, along with special Oscars video from YouTube. Also has novel ways to use Google apps to find Academy Award info.
You can also have some Academy Award fun on Google Play, by buying or renting some Nominated films to watch on your phone or tablet, buying some of the books that the movies were based on, or installing some free movie apps like Flixster and IMDb.
Here's another app that promises up to the minute info on the Oscars, will also have live coverage on Oscar night.