Hollywood Boulevard Closure Tonight 10 PM to Prepare for Oscar Prep

JAMES FRANCO, ANNE HATHAWAY

James Franco, Anne Hathaway Hots of the 83rd Annual Academy Awards

To prepare for this year’s 83rd Annual Academy Awards with the construction of press risers, installing fan bleachers and the pre-show stages along the Oscar red carpet, Hollywood Boulevard will be closed between Highland Avenue and Orange Drive beginning tonight at 10 p.m. reopening at 6 a.m. Monday only to close again at 10 p.m. and stay closed until 6 a.m. on Tuesday, March 1.

If you’re new to LA, and use public transportation to get around, you need to know that the MTA subway trains will bypass the Hollywood & Highland station after the last regularly scheduled train on Saturday, February 26, until 6 a.m. Monday, February 28 and then it will resume it’s regular schedule.

It’s not just the roads that get closed down, it’s also the side streets and sidewalks. You can get details of the closures from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, the Sixth and the Thirteenth District City Council field offices, at Navigate Hollywood.com, and on the Academy’s website at www.oscars.org/closures.

Be sure to save the date for this years Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements on Sunday, February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET.  The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

 

Street Closures for the Oscars

Street Closures for the Oscars

Look for updates on coverage on the Mingle Media TV site www.minglemediatv.com and Kristyn’s blog RedCarpetCloset.TV.

Who’s Your Pick for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards? Who Will Win an Oscar?

We wanted to share the OFFICIAL online Oscar ballot with you and a link where you can vote online for your choice for this year’s 83rd Annual Academy Awards. Just click here and go to this link and click on each of the 24 categories to make your selections. Happy voting!click to pick your oscar choice

83rd Academy Awards, Oscar Envelope

83rd Academy Awards, Oscar Envelope

About this year’s official Oscar envelopes and announcement cards:

Marc Friedland was selected to design new envelopes and announcement cards bearing the names of Oscar winners at the 83rd Academy Awards.

And the Oscar goes to

and the Oscar goes to ...

 

Imagine the suspense as the presenters are standing their with the official envelope – ready to open it and announce…

“and the Oscar goes to…”

 

 

 

 

Don’t forget to check out: OSCAR ALL ACCESS

Oscar All Access is a new premium service that gives Oscar fans the ultimate view of Hollywood’s biggest night starting with the Red Carpet and then after at the Governor’s Ball. The price is $4.99 and will get you behind the scenes access including their new “360 cam” technology where you can direct your own Oscar experience with just the touch of a mouse. Click here to find out more about this new experience for uber fans!

Look for updates on coverage on the Mingle Media TV site www.minglemediatv.com and Kristyn’s blog RedCarpetCloset.TV.

 

Get the App: Oscar Backstage Pass for iPhone/iPad or Sign up for “All Access”

Oscar Backstage Pass for iPhone and iPad

Oscar Backstage Pass App for iPhone and iPad

If you’re an uber movie fan and want to go behind the scenes where 24 cameras are strategically placed to capture the event – be sure to sign up for  your “All Access” pass for Oscar Night® for $4.99 at (www.oscar.com/all-access), the official online home of the 83rd Academy Awards®.  The Academy is using some awesome new interactive features to enhance the online viewer experience during the live Oscar® show.

Starting at 3:30 p.m. PT, Sunday, February 27, all Oscar.com visitors can experience Oscar’s red carpet through multiple camera positions from celebrity arrivals, to press activity.  You can even check out the the show’s control truck, the backstage “Thank You Cam” at which winners continue their acceptance remarks, and watch and listen to the winners take questions from the world’s press in the interview room.

If you really want to go beyond the basics sign up for the premium Oscar Night experience, ($4.99) with 24 multiple cameras including “360 cams” where users control with the click/drag functionality of the computer mouse throughout the red carpet, the Kodak Theatre and the Governors Ball.

Not only can you view what’s happening on the red carpet where Oscar nominees and presenters mix and mingle at the pre-ceremony champagne reception but you can go inside the Kodak Theatre, into the presenters’ hair and makeup area, see what happens during commercial breaks and watch the Academy’s official winner portrait area.  Another plus is the access to the Governors Ball, you can watch Oscar winners arriving at the party and getting their names on their statuettes.

If you’re not into watching your computer while watching the Oscars – then Get the App!

iPad, iPhone and iPod touch users can also get their own ultimate insider’s view with the new Oscar Backstage Pass App.  Available for download at the App Store (www.itunes.com/appstore) for $0.99, the Oscar Backstage Pass app includes the same features as “All Access” without the “360 cam” technology.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2010 will be presented on Sunday, February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET.  The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

Look for updates on coverage on the Mingle Media TV site www.minglemediatv.com and Kristyn’s blog RedCarpetCloset.TV.

You’re Invited: Start Planning Your Oscar Viewing Party Recipe Ideas, Ballots and More

If you’re not going to an official Oscar Night America viewing party (we wrote about them here) or one of the many “official parties” here in Hollywood like the  21st Annual “Night of 100 Stars”, why not get started and create your own special viewing party with friends and family?

Now here’s a video from Katie Lee who demonstrates some of the drink concoctions that will be served using the official champagne of the Oscars: Moet.

Here are the recipes:

Moet’s Silver Screen Punch

1 (6 ounce) can pink lemonade concentrate, partially thawed
8 ounces pineapple juice
1 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
1 cup vodka
1 bottle Moët & Chandon
1 pineapple, cut into rings and frozen

In a blender, combine pink lemonade concentrate, pineapple juice, strawberries, and ginger. Blend until smooth. Pour into a punch bowl. Add vodka and stir to combine. Just before serving, pour in Moet. Add frozen pineapple rings.

The Moet Starlet

4 mint leaves
3/4 ounce good-quality silver tequila
1/2 ounce elderflower liqueur
1/2 ounce simple syrup
1/2 ounce lime juice
3 ounces Moët & Chandon
1 slice starfruit

In a cocktail shaker combine simple syrup, lime juice, and mint leaves. Use a muddler or a wooden spoon to muddle the mint leaves. Add tequila and elderflower liqueur and fill shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for 20 seconds. Strain into a glass and top with Moet. Garnish with starfruit.

Many of you may wonder what fabulous foods would work well with these drinks? Well, here are a few of the menu suggestions from the official Oscar site: Truffle Grilled Cheese sandwiches, Deviled Eggs with Caviar, Stuffed Mushrooms, Chili Orange Kettle Corn, Goat Cheese Spread and Oven-fried Chicken Satay.

Now if you have some special Oscar Night foodie ideas – why not share them with us here on this blog.

Oscar Official BallotWhile you’re thinking of some of your favorite recipes to pull together for Oscar night, don’t forget about the official ballot! You can print this out and share with your guests and make a fun evening of who’s predictions come true!

You can download the PDF of this ballot here.

Now for all of you hard-core Oscar fans there’s a new ALL access site online where you can get even more behind the scenes Oscar access.

OSCAR ALL ACCESS

Oscar All Access is a new premium service that gives Oscar fans the ultimate view of Hollywood’s biggest night starting with the Red Carpet and then after at the Governor’s Ball. The price is $4.99 and will get you behind the scenes access including their new “360 cam” technology where you can direct your own Oscar experience with just the touch of a mouse. Click here to find out more about this new experience for uber fans!

Look for updates on coverage on the Mingle Media TV site www.minglemediatv.com and Kristyn’s blog RedCarpetCloset.TV.