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February 18, 2015

Film Frenzy: Enjoy the annual film-awards show with these Windows Phone apps

Its countdown time: The annual legendary film-awards show in Hollywood is only four days away.

Here’s how you can catch all the action on your Lumia smartphone.

The evening of February 22 will be Hollywood’s biggest night. Not only will you see your leading actors glammed up, a few lucky ones will walk away with the coveted golden statue.

Don’t lose heart if you’re not able to watch the most celebrated awards as they happen—your Lumia can give you all the updates as they do.

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Before we begin, please ensure that you are following @TheAcademy and this year’s host, Neil Patrick Harris, via @ActuallyNPH on Twitter. Also, watch out for key tags like #Oscars and #Oscars2015.


Check out the world’s largest collection of movie and TV database, which also features celebrity insights, spoiler alerts, trivia, dialogues and much more via the IMDb app. It’s your one-stop shop to get the detailed credits of any movie, including the name of the gaffer (chief lighting technician) or prompter (person who supplies actors with the correct lines from the script if they forget.) in an award-nominated film.

You can also watch trailers of yet-to-be-released movies and browse through user ratings before you book your seats. Don’t forget to check the list of top 100 movies to see before you die on IMDb and if you get inspired, create your own list as well.

News news

MSN News needs no further introductions as it lets you follow the news you wish to choose. Since it is awards time, be sure to subscribe to your favorite entertainment portals and channels to get the latest on the big night. On regular days, the News app lets you read the day’s top stories and breaking news from the industry’s best sources, all cherry-picked by a team of seasoned editors.

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The extra-clear and bright screen of your Lumia makes watching videos a pleasure. Enhancing your movie experience is the Xbox Video app to watch the flicks you love, wherever you are.

As a reminder, Xbox Video is a universal app so you can get your purchased video content if you switch over to your laptop, Xbox or tablet.

Here are some of the nominees for the annual awards in the Best Picture category:

Don’t forget the popcorn!


Movie Academy Awards Quiz Up

If you are a true film-awards enthusiast, chances are that you know the answers to most questions from the Movie Academy Awards Quiz app. Choose from sections such as Oscars History, Oscars Must Know, and Oscars 2014 to test your memory.

Check out how many times Meryl Streep has been nominated and won an award or which was the first movie to win an award for Best Picture. There are also wallpapers, soundtracks and wikis to keep you entertained.

My vote goes for The Theory of Everything. Which movie are you rooting for? Let us know in the comments below.