Google has launched a site for this year’s Oscars ceremony, which will take place this Sunday. At the site, you can take a look at the nominees, look at Google’s Search picks for each category, share your own favorites, find the available films in the Google Play Store, download Oscars apps, finds showtimes for theaters, start an Oscars party hangout, and check out the “Oscar Roadtrip”.
On the site, you can find movie and celebrity “knowledge graphs” to learn more about the nominees and films. There’s also a section called “Mapping the Movies,” which lets you look at where the nominated films take place, and the birthplaces of the nominees, using Google Maps:
Starting on Friday, Google says it is giving users “VIP access to the Dolby Theatre on Google Map.”. If you search for “Dolby Theatre” in Google Maps on your browser or smartphone, Google says you’ll be able to “experience the theater as if you were there with the stars.”
I guess we’ll see about that.
Bing also announced its own Oscars picks here.