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Let’s be honest: One of the funnest things about the Academy Awards is dishing about it on Facebook and Twitter before, during, and after the show. AmIright, #TheOscars?
And here’s a little secret for you: I haven’t even seen half of the movies nominated! (Hey, I’m a busy mom just like you. I don’t get to see a movie whenever I want.) But I still totally know what’s going on. I rely on round-ups, recaps, and tweets to get the gist of everything. I basically cheat. I cheat because even though I can’t get out to see all the movies, I still care about the entertainment industry and I don’t want to TOTALLY lose touch with the outside world just because I’m more likely to watch the Ant Farm Black History special than I am to watch Django Unchained. (Same dif.)
Oscar.com is the best place to cheat so you can say insightful things about the Oscars® on Facebook. Go there now and read about the movies. You can also download this free Oscar App. It’s everything you love about The Oscars. There are tons of photo galleries, previews, and interviews. Plus you can predict your winners and play “My Picks” with friends and strangers who love movies. It’s pretty fun. It has a 2nd screen option to watch live along with the Oscar broadcast Sunday night which basically serves as a virtual backstage pass to the event.
Another thing you can do with the app is watch the red carpet from different camera angles and change views. I have no idea how this works. They can’t even do that in The Matrix (2000 Academy Award winner for Film Editing, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, and Visual Effects, boom goes the dynamite.)
Here are some worthwhile Oscar time sucks:
Tim Gunn’s Favorite Oscar Looks(All of these are impeccable!)
Nina Garcia’s Favorite Oscar Looks (Nina’s a bit funkier, don’t you think?)
Oscar Surprises (Remember when naked photo bombers were called “streakers”?)
It’s pretty interesting to see the secondary entertainment that has cropped up around the Academy Awards. We have social media to thank for that. It used to be that the Oscars weren’t that fun for people who hadn’t seen all the movies. Now everyone can join in. So join in—This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill—the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill—you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.
It’s a deep rabbit hole, friend.
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