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Official Oscars App Provides Interactive Multimedia Features for iPad, iPhone

This has been a big week in the world of cinema with the 84th annual Academy Awards nominees being announced, and for movie geeks who like their tech too, there has been another exciting announcement - the official Oscars app is now available.

With this new app, you will not only get all the background info, news, reviews, trailers and gossip before the event, but also receive an interactive multimedia experience with exclusive access during the awards ceremony itself on 26th February.

The app can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store free of charge and works with iPhone, iPad and iPod. It was especially designed by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Disney/ABC Television Group's Digital Media Team to be your companion for the flashy event.

The app provides exclusive coverage of the Oscar buzz including:

>> "On the Red Carpet" featuring Rachel Smith.

>> If you want to be sure you placed your eggs in the right basket, there's always the opportunity of watching the competing movies' trailers to refresh the memory.

>> During the award ceremony itself, you will be granted access from backstage to the red carpet and in the main hall.

>> The Press Room, with interviews and commentary around the event.

>> "My Picks" is the game you can play with your friends to predict the winners by sharing them on Facebook. The app automatically keeps the score and tracks the updates as the winners are announced.

>> After the show, you are virtually invited to access a hot A-list party at the Governor's Ball.