With the 85th Annual Academy Awards just around the corner (Feb. 24), movie fans are gearing up for an exciting night. For fashion-freaks, the best part of the show is the red carpet. For fellow actors and fans, it’s seeing whether your favorite film, actor or actress takes home an Oscar. And yet for others, it’s all about the Oscars parties!
Whatever your favorite part of the Oscars, AT&T has compiled a list of apps to help you feel like an insider on what’s become known as the biggest night of the year in Hollywood. And yes Scarlet O'Hara, there’s an app for that. Hahahaha!
And the app nominees are:
- Oscars App – (Apple iOS, Android, Kindle – FREE) – The official app from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and ABC offers fans an inside look before, during and after Hollywood’s biggest night, and includes Facebook integration. Users can check the app to find out the latest Oscar news, watch interviews with insiders, access Oscar trivia, browse past winners and red carpet fashions, view famous Oscar video clips, and even create their own Oscar ballot. On the day of the Oscars, the app turns into a second screen companion with the Oscar.com Backstage Pass, which lets users access over a dozen live cameras placed throughout the Red Carpet and inside the Dolby Theatre. Fans can also access the press room and see interviews with stars after they win. (Available on Apple iOS, Android and Kindle)
- The Oscars Trivia Challenge (Android – $2.99)/Hollywood Trivia: the Oscar Quiz (Apple iOS – $0.99) – These apps let you test your knowledge about movies and the people who starred in and directed them. Both let you keep track of your scores so you can challenge a competing movie aficionado. The makers of the Oscars Trivia Challenge also offer the Oscar Trivia Lite app for FREE.
- Film Awards Interactive App – With this app exclusively for U-verse TV customers, you can watch this year’s nominees and judge for yourself. You can review nominee lists, watch previews to the nominated films, read actor and director bios, and vote for your favorite films, shows and stars.
- Live from the Red Carpet App (Apple iOS, Android, Windows – FREE) – This app from E! lets you experience VIP access to Hollywood’s hottest events, such as the Academy Awards. The app brings you celebrity news, A-list fashion photos and interview videos from awards season’s marquee events. It also includes the GlamCam 360, a futuristic Matrix-like fashion cam.
- Epicurious Recipes & Shopping List App (Apple iOS, Android, Windows, Nook, Kindle – FREE) – With this app from Epicurious.com, you can search more than 30,000 recipes from Bon Appetit, Gourmet Self and renowned chefs and cookbooks. You can also create shopping lists and e-mail recipes and shopping lists to yourself and friends. Plus, you can get recipe reviews from Epicurious members.
- Mixology Drink Recipes App (Apple iOS, Android – FREE) - Looking to toast the winners on Oscars night? This app gives you access to nearly 8,000 drink and cocktail recipes and 1,300 ingredients. The “Liquor Cabinet” tab lets you enter all the liquor and mixer types you have on hand and search the entire database for all the cocktails you can make. Featuring drink recipe categories such as Cocktails, Martinis, Shooters, Jello Shots, Hot Drinks, Punches, Non-Alcoholic, and Favorites, the app also provides a “Bartending” tab that supplies info on glassware, terminology, bartending tips and tricks, and more. You can also locate nearby liquor stores with the app.
And the winner is…well now, you’ll just have to watch the show, guys and gals.