Follow the Oscars Live on Twitter
Oscar night is upon us, and it promises to be the biggest one yet for twitter followers. The award show is trying to increase buzz by observing a growing trend in social media: viewers simultaneously tweeting on their favorite TV shows while they watch them. According to Bluefin Labs, a social Media analytics company, during last year’s broadcast, 87% of all Twitter comments were about the Academy Awards. That’s close to a million tweets during the three hour long broadcast.
This year followers will have the opportunity to provide on air commentary as well as on Oscar.com by using hash tags “#BestDressed”, “#oscars”, and “#redcarpetqa”. Tim Gunn and Nina Garcia will be reading tweets on the Oscars Red Carpet Live Show on ABC.
Twitter will also showcase Live-tweet casting featuring commentary from numerous TV and music personalities.
Follow these tweeters for the latest Oscar news:
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) February 24, 2012
@TheAcademy covers all the behind the scenes action.
Added excitement for #Oscars . One envelope will contain a live scorpion!
— Billy Crystal (@BillyCrystal) February 24, 2012
Host @BillyCrystal will be tweeting before, during, and after the ceremony.
Some vital stats: 24 categories. 26 celeb presenters (& 1-time-only Cirque du Soleil performance). Approx. 50,000 lbs. of scenery.
— OscarGoer (@OscarGoer) February 24, 2012
@OscarGoer will put you front row center, as if you are attending the show yourself.
— OscarInterviews (@OscarInterviews) February 24, 2012
@OscarInterviews will provide press room coverage and interviews.
For celeb insights and fashion follow these tweeters during live coverage:
Or poke fun at the circus that is the Oscars with:
The 84th Academy Awards airs at 8:30est. Sunday, February 26th.