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The Oscars Goes Social


Planning to watch the Oscars tonight? Power up your computer or tablet for a parallel experience.


The Oscars by Google


Google has partnered with the 85th Academy Awards to set up a destination where you can watch, learn, discuss and play and generally immerse yourself in Hollywood.

The site’s features include:

  • Year in Film With Google” a look at 2012’s top movie moments
  • Trailers for each of the year’s nominated films
  • A map showing here each of the year’s nominees were filmed and were the actors hail from
  • A bio for each nominated individual
  •  A Google hangout where you can film your own “acceptance speech” and watch other people’s

Click here to check out Google’s Oscars site. Just click on the blue links on the Google landing page to bring up the info you’re looking for.


Live-Tweet Coverage


You don’t need a Twitter account to follow live tweeting from the Oscars. You do need a high tolerance for anything-goes – from unkind comments of gowns to in-the-know tweets about filmmakers.

According to the Huffington Post, last year’s telecast set a record for 18,718 tweets-per-second and this year, the Academy Awards has partnered with Twitter to measure the percentage of positive tweets about the nominees. “Leading as of Tuesday wasn’t the favorite “Argo,” nor was it Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” but rather David O. Russell’s “Silver Linings Playbook,” writes Huffpo’s entertainment editor Jake Coyle.

Your options:

May the best film win!

Have a favorite you’re rooting for? Share it in the comments box below.


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