The Oscar red carpet has been rolled out and celebrities have made their descent. It’s Feb. 24, 2013, and the Oscars kicks off on ABC at 8:30 pm until 11:30 pm ET (check your local listings). ABC will air red carpet Oscar coverage at 7:30 pm, but those who want to watch the action live can tune in below.
If you are watching from a mobile phone or other mobile device, then check out the free Oscars apps. Also, beginning at 7 pm., ET, is the ABC Oscars backstage pass. The Backstage Pass is an additional way of enjoying the Oscars and provides exclusive, behind-the-scenes information.
The Academy Awards defined Backstage Pass as follows: “The Oscars Backstage Pass is designed to be the ultimate complement to the live telecast. With close to 20 live cameras strategically placed on the Red Carpet and throughout the backstage area of the Dolby Theatre during the telecast, fans will have insider views into the most memorable moments of the night. The Backstage Pass experience launched in 2011 to much acclaim and has been recognized with an Emmy for Creative Achievement in Interactive Arts and an Industry Star Mobile Excellence Award.
It remains unprecedented in terms of live event second screen access. This Backstage Pass is sponsored by Samsung, and is available for the first time on Android, including Samsung’s Galaxy Note II, Galaxy Note 10.1 and GSIII.”
“The Backstage Pass is an extension of the things we all love about watching the Oscars – it’s our way of inviting fans into the celebration, and the hosts are their eyes and ears,” said Karin Gilford, senior vice president of Digital Media, ABC Television Network. “I couldn’t be happier with this group. Each brings with them a great depth of knowledge, and also a passion and enthusiasm for the Oscars that I know fans will respond to.”
The backstage pass includes 20 cameras positioned behind-the-scenes bringing unprecedented coverage that will help viewers feel a part of the total Oscars experience.
Are you excited for tonight’s Oscars? Feel free to leave your picks for best picture or best actor or actress below.
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