With the 84th Annual Academy Awards coming up on February 26, here’s how you can put technology to use and update yourself with the latest on the nominees, fashion and gossip. This is our pick of iPhone and Android apps that make the best of the Oscar buzz, both on and off the red carpet.
The Race to the Oscars
Filled with expert predictions, this free app from The Hollywood Reporter lets users get an update on nominees across all categories, read reviews of the nominated films and track the buzz with Twitter and blog feeds from the nominees and hosts.
On Oscar night, the iPhone and iPad app will offer on-ground coverage on winners, fashion’s best and worst and more.
Live from the Red Carpet
The free app from E!online gives you VIP access to the award ceremony with hosts Giuliana Rancic and Ryan Seacrest. Known to get close and personal with celebrities on the red carpet, they offer live feeds on after-parties, photos, latest fashion trends and access to the night’s best and worst moments.
Don’t miss the Live Event.
Available on iPhone, iPad and Android.
Details: itunes.apple.com and market.android.com
Awards Hero: Oscars Edition
This free app not only allows you to view the nominees but also share your vote. You can gang up with friends on Facebook and Twitter and create an Oscar Pool to see who can pick the most winners.
With its easy navigation, this iPhone and iPad app is priceless for cine buffs, with a database of every past nominee and winner, right from the inaugural year in 1929.