It’s back-patting season once more over in Hollyweird and the biggest red-carpeted date on the whole congratulatory calendar is hoving into view on the horizon: the 85th Academy Awards. So if you want the kind of coverage that would normally end in a Stalking conviction, what better than the official Android app?
Launched on Monday to serve a slew of celebrity to the star-struck and provide us non-famous folk with a glimpse behind the curtain of the cultured, the official app is the culmination of a coming together of the Academy and Disney/ABC Television Group’s Digital Media Team and, as the tension builds to the endgame evening of beautiful-people statuette surrendering, host Seth MacFarlane will whisk you behind the scenes on nominations morning and bring you all the background news on those anointed.
Then, come the big night itself on February 24th, set faces for ‘stunned’ as your Backstage Pass brings you access all areas on an unprecedented level, with live feeds from the red carpet, inside the Dolby Theatre itself and even backstage and amidst the feeding frenzy that is the Press Room, courtesy of no fewer than 12 strategically placed cameras. Although, from initial inspection it seems they’ll be no candid after-show cameras…
However – and here’s the kicker for all of you I’ve already whipped into a near Oscgasm of expectation – this exclusive app star-spotting service is only available to those within the USA. Never mind, Britain, it’ll soon be time for the tawdry British Soap Awards…
THE BOTTOM LINE
Allowing North American Android owners as close to actually being there as the majority will ever get, the official app of the Oscars offers the lot, all packaged up with a neat, clean interface and an overwhelming sense of undeserved pleb privilege! If you want to get as close to, say, Brangelina as possible without suffering a sudden and savage shoeing from security, download now.