Oscar.com to Offer Fans Select Real Time Highlights During Live Oscar Telecast

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February 24th, 2013

via press release:




Whether it’s a jaw dropping musical performance, a memorable acceptance speech or that joke that hits, Oscar.com will bring viewers select “Real Time Oscar Highlights” almost instantly after airing live on ABC. “Real Time Oscar® Highlights” can be viewed at www.oscar.com/real-time. The best pre-show fashion moments will become available online and on the official Oscars app throughout the show.

Oscar.com and the official Oscars app go to great lengths to engage fans, giving them unparalleled access to all things Oscar Sunday. As part of the “Backstage Pass,” there are almost 20 exclusive live cameras strategically placed on the Red Carpet and throughout the backstage area of the Dolby Theatre. Fans can either sit back and enjoy the action in “Watch” mode or control the cameras they want to see in “Direct” mode. Hosts and correspondents include: “The View’s” Sherri Shepherd, television personality Cameron Mathison, “Modern Family’s” Rico Rodriquez, Entertainment Weekly’s Jess Cagle, and PEOPLE’s Peter Castro. For the first time this year, Backstage Pass will include the Red Carpet Digital Lounge, where Radio Disney’s Jake Whetter, POPSUGAR’s Alison McNamara and Mashable’s Brian Hernandez will report on the most buzzed about trends on social media using multi-media monitors run from Samsung Galaxy tablets and smartphones.


Another key feature of the digital experience is the official “My Picks” interactive ballot, which fans can use to go head to head with friends on their Oscar prediction skills. The ballots can be printed or used online. Oscar.com and the iPad app will refresh and calculate results as categories are presented. The game is shareable via Facebook.


Oscars for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, February 24 at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and will be hosted by Seth MacFarlane live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

  • C.m.fields

    Orchestra too loud during Barbra Streisand and Nora Jones numbers. But it was balanced during the insipid closing number.

  • TJ

    This was absolutely the WORST Acadamy Awards show I have seen in the last 40 years. Seth MacFarlane is a joke, insulting and degrading his fellow Hollywood players with no humor whatsoever. The musical numbers were non-sequitar, the evening’s events did not flow in any form or fashion. The Chicago Dance musical – what was that all about???? Absolutely horrid and grating

    Even the memorial presentaion was flat and boring. THe people repsonsible for this applaing spectacle should be fired immediately, they disgraced the movie industry.

    I am a die-hard Acadmy Awards fan and viewer and have seen every telecast since I was a young girl. This was a massive dissapointment and you should be ashamed of yourself!

    Round up anyone who shows any promise and intelligence who WAS NOT connected with this fiasco, have them go back and watch, as many times as it takes, Oscar shows from the 60’s and 70’s and let them bring back some of the glory and fun that the Acdamy Awards used to deliver. Otherwise, don’t bother with next year, just skip it!

  • Janet bellarosa

    I would like to thank Barbara striesand for coming into my living room once again. You are truly an inspiration to me for so many years. My daughter and I really enjoyed hearing you sing. Thank you!!

  • PW

    glad it was on ABC boring boring stupid opening really!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dee R.

    I can’t say when I’ve seen a worse Academy Awards show! Please do not use Seth MacFarlane again! Not a good host at all, and wasn’t really funny(like Billy Crystal). The musical numbers for the most part, were very good, especially Barbra Streisand! You could have knocked me over when she came on!
    I also have to comment on the orchestra…they were so loud you could hardly hear what anyone was singing or trying to speak over. The best was Jennifer Hudson, who has such a strong voice, I could definitely hear her and the Les Mis group were loud enough to hear. But from now on, tone down the orchestra if their not going to be in the same building or whomever oversee’s the music coming in should have toned them down. I was sadly disappointed in the overall show. Sorry to say, as I was so looking forward to it.

  • Peter Parker

    OMG!! The Oscars were on last night. Totally forgot. Oops!!

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