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.
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