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Award-winning Official Oscars® App is Now Live

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Unparalleled Backstage Pass Feature Provides Ultimate Insider Access on Oscar SundayExpanded in 2013 to Include Android Platform

Oscar season kicks-off today with the launch of the official Oscars App. For the first time, the App is available for free on most Android 4.0 devices in Google Play, including Samsung’s Galaxy Note II, Galaxy Note 10.1 and GSIII, as well as the new Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD in the Amazon appstore for Android. The Oscars App continues to be available on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch in the App Store. The Oscars will air on Oscar Sunday, February 24, live on the ABC Television Network, beginning at 7 p.m. ET.

Developed by the Academy and Disney/ABC Television Group’s Digital Media Team, the Oscars App provides unparalleled access to The Oscars before, during and after the show. Beginning today, fans can go behind the scenes with The Oscars show host Seth MacFarlane on nominations morning, find out more about the nominees, and start filling out their My Picks interactive ballot. Friends can view and share the ballot on Facebook, which will update in real time the night of the event, ensuring that the most competitive Oscars handicappers are instantly aware of their ranking among friends.

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