PadGadget Weekly Apps Series — Apps for the 2012 Academy Awards

For today’s Weekly App Series we’ve found 5 great apps to add to your iPad collection. We have included 5 apps for the 2012 Academy Awards in this week’s bundle. Our editorial team goes through the data, picks the best and most interesting apps and then brings them to you on a regular basis.

We used our PadGadget Apps Tracker to find these great apps and we’ll continue to look for the best apps on a weekly basis. Be sure to check them out because these apps might just be what you’re looking for.

This week’s category is: Apps for the 2012 Academy Awards

1. Oscars (Free) – The Academy Awards are coming up this Sunday, and if you’re an awards show fan, you’ll want to be armed with all the best movie apps, including the official Oscars app. This app allows you to predict winners and access nominee lists, trailers, and other buzz worthy videos. On the big night, the app will provide more than a dozen live backstage and red carpet cams. For those aspiring directors, switch to DIRECT mode and pick any of our six camera vantage points and zoom in to whatever action you want to see.


2. Awards Hero (Free) – This is the ultimate app for Academy Awards lovers. Use this app to pick all of your choices for the awards, and share them with friends and family on Facebook and Twitter to create an Oscar pool. You can also see full screen trailers, and brush up on your movie knowledge with a database of every past nominee and winner with a list from 1929 to the present. Do you have what it takes to be the Academy Awards hero? A great way to guess all the correct winners from the 2012 Academy Awards.


3. IMDB (Free) – IMDB is, of course, the ultimate movie app. If you want to get the inside scoop on a movie that looks intriguing while you’re watching the show, this is the app to use. With IMDB, you can look up any movie, actor, or television show, plus get inside information on movies and casts thanks to detailed bios. You’ll also find movie trailers, ratings, and movie discussion boards. IMDb is the world’s largest collection of movie, TV and celebrity info. You can’t miss any information with this app.


4. E! Live From the Red Carpet (Free) – Get backstage right from your couch with the E! Live from the Red Carpet app. E! will bring you the stars, the fashion, and the glitz, from the comfort of your living room. Get insider info on the awards, and the actors and actresses who attend the ceremony, plus plenty of celebrity interviews and complete video coverage of the event. You’ll have instant access to hundreds of E! articles, breaking down everything from the winners and upsets to the shows’ best (and worst) moments.


5. MovieCat! HD Movie Trivia Game ($2.99) – Planning on hosting or attending an Oscar party? Take this app along and you’re sure to be the life of the party. Challenge friends and family to find out who knows the most about movies. With MovieCat, you have access to hundreds of unique questions, plus extra puzzle packs and three difficulty levels making this the perfect app for everyone. This movie trivia game stands apart from the rest!


Notes: For additional information, check out the PadGadget Apps Tracker. Our tracker provides an easy way to constantly monitor the App Store to find the best iPad apps for you. If you loved these apps, be sure to check out our Weekly Series list of apps for the iPad.

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