Our Favorite Smartphone Apps for the 2013 Oscars®
It’s Oscar party time! The 2013 Academy Awards are airing this Sunday from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, and it promises to be an eventful night. We may not be on the guest list for the most exclusive after-parties in Hollywood, but we can still share in the excitement. Whether you’re hosting a soiree or watching in the comfort of your pajamas and couch, these smartphone apps for Android and iOS can provide you with up to the minute news, in-depth trivia, and culinary inspiration!
Oscars® by ABC Digital – This is the Official Oscars app for 2013 – we shared this one last year and are still big fans! Use it to easily access information about the nominees or view movie trailers, exclusive videos and photos. On the day of the show, watch your favorite celebrities as they walk the Red Carpet and experience the ultimate “Backstage Pass” that enables you to follow the winners backstage at the Dolby Theatre. You can also cast and share your virtual ballot via their “MyPicks” capability. Available for Android and iOS. Price: Free
Awards Hero – With this app you can quickly create an Oscars pool and compete with your friends, then further the conversation by sharing your picks via Facebook. Trivia lover? Deepen your knowledge by accessing the app’s database, which includes every past nominee and winner, starting from the inaugural year in 1929 and going up to the present. Available for iOS. Price: Free
Epicurious – You don’t have to attend an Oscar party to eat like you’re there! This app features recipes from the award-winning food site Epicurious.com. Easily search more than 30,000 delicious, professionally created recipes from Bon Appetit, Gourmet, and Self, as well as renowned chefs and cookbooks. Save your favorite recipes and create shopping lists – or use the lengthy list available under the search “Oscar Recipes” to truly dine like the stars in the comfort of your own living room. Available for Android and iOS. Price: Free