With the app explosion has come a series of widgets that can help enhance the viewing experience – and help build pre-show excitement. We’ve put together a short list of ones that seem a natural fit for the show – some officially tied to the show, some that are just fun distractions for film fans. Prices are noted in the listings.
The Oscars (free) - The official 2010 Oscars App from the Academy of
Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Includes the ability to share
pics over Twitter & Facebook and view trailers for all nominated films.
The Oscar Guide & The Razzie Guide (free) - Comprehensive histories of the awards shows that celebrate the best – and worst – Hollywood has to offer. All award categories are included and each has a robust search engine.
IMDB (free) - The world's largest collection of movie, TV and celebrity information. You know this one.Awards: The Oscar ($1.99) - Every Academy Award nomination since 1927, along with lots of helpful information.
Actor Genie ($9.99) - Casting
info, a who's who of Hollywood players, helpful tips and top 10 lists.
Six Degrees of Separation - The pop culture phenomenon brought to life on iPhone and iPod touch. Relies on the notion that any actor can be related to any other actor via his or her film roles.
Rotten Tomatoes (free) - Info on films and the unique Rotten Tomatoes editorial for Oscar nominated films.
The Red Carpet ($2.99) - $1 million prize for
winner(s) who pick correctly in all categories! Includes latest Oscar buzz,
movie previews Facebook, Netflix and Twitter integration.