or


[01/31/06 - 12:00 AM]
Oscar(R).com Launches 78th Annual Academy Award(R) Nominations Simultaneously with Live Announcement on January 31

[via press release from ABC]

OSCAR�.COM LAUNCHES 78th ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARD� NOMINATIONS SIMULTANEOUSLY WITH LIVE ANNOUNCEMENT ON JANUARY 31

Official Site Offers New Video Player with Exclusive Features and Clips, Celebrates 11th Anniversary with Fashion Expert Tom Julian, and Offers Interactive Games and Sweepstakes for Oscar� Fans

Oscar.com, the official site for the 78th Annual Academy Awards, kicked off the exciting Oscar season by announcing the nominations in real-time on www.oscar.com this morning, Tuesday, January 31, at 5:38:30 a.m., PT. Oscar.com was the first site to announce the nominees in all 24 categories, and captures all the buzz and excitement around Hollywood�s biggest night. The site includes exclusive coverage ranging from style and fashion updates, special features on nominated films and nominees, and video featurettes from official Oscar.com fashion expert, Tom Julian, who celebrates 11 years with Oscar.com.

�Fans are looking to the Internet to extend and enhance their television experience, and Oscar.com is the premier online source that offers dedicated, engaging and in-depth coverage at everything Oscars,� said Harry Lin, vice president, ABC.com, which operates Oscar.com. �With even more exciting and exclusive content this year and a redesigned site that illustrates the allure and elegance of the Academy Awards, Oscar.com continues to be the definitive site that offers viewers all around the world Oscar news and entertainment.�

Oscar.com features a complete listing of all the nominees, film trailers and exclusive photo galleries and videos from past Oscar Nights�. This year the site also includes many interactive quizzes like �Your Perfect Oscar Date,� �Name the Oscar Winner,� �Which Character Are You?� and �Know Your Oscar History,� which allow users to test their Academy Awards knowledge. Throughout the weeks leading up to Oscar Night, Oscar.com will continue to release new content to keep Oscar fans updated as the show approaches. On the big night, the site will include an exclusive live webcast from the red carpet, as well as interviews backstage from all the winners in the press room.

Other special features on Oscar.com include:

Oscar Video Player -- For the first time ever, Tom Julian, Oscar.com�s Man of Style, takes fans on an incredible ride into the world of Oscar fashion. In a series of exclusive, originally-produced fashion video pieces, visitors will get a behind-the-scenes look inside the Beverly Hills Rodeo Drive Giorgio Armani store, featuring an interview on the history of Giorgio Armani clothing on the red carpet and Awards Fashion Trends -- Past and Upcoming. There will also be a series of historical segments on various jewelry designers, as well as commentary by top designers who adorn Hollywood�s biggest celebrities for their special night.

Entertainment Weekly �World�s Biggest Oscar Pool� Presented by Netflix -- Once nominations are announced, fans can immediately begin playing by completing an online ballot with their predictions in 24 award categories. Players can compete as individuals or in teams, and can log in and change their predictions as many times as they like prior to the start of the broadcast of the Academy Awards. The entrant with the most correct predictions will win the Grand Prize -- an all expenses paid weekend in

Hollywood with seats on the Oscars 2007 red carpet, where they can view the stars as they arrive; a lifetime membership to Netflix; and an Entertainment Weekly subscription. Additional prizes will be awarded to runners-up as well.

Hold on to Your Dreams -- Building on the theme of this year�s Oscar posters, users will have the chance daily to guess whose hands are clutching the Oscar. The promotion begins today, January 31, and new images will be featured each weekday leading up to the Awards, giving Oscar fans the opportunity to play daily and increase their chances of winning the daily prize, a set of official 78th Academy Awards posters, or the Grand-Prize $2,500 shopping spree.

Designers Vision -- In celebration of style analyst Tom Julian�s 11th anniversary with Oscar.com, he has assembled a showcase of designs and commentary from the world�s top fashion designers. In a first, Oscar-famed designers open up and share the following with fans: original dress sketches, their most memorable Oscar fashion moments, forecasts for this year�s fashion trends, and what their inspirations were for this year�s red carpet designs. In the weeks leading up to the Awards, more fashion features will be rolled out.

The 78th Annual Academy Awards will take place at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Sunday, March 5, 2006, 5:00 p.m., PT/ 8:00 p.m., ET.

About Oscar.com

Oscar.com, the official site of the Academy Awards, is a co-production of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and ABC.com. Oscar.com provides movie fans with exclusive Oscar coverage, featuring nominee biographies, style & fashion news, and new video commentary.





  [january 2006]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[01/19/17 - 02:15 PM]
History's "Six" Opens Strong with 2.6 Million Total Viewers
History spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 18.

[01/19/17 - 01:18 PM]
Amazon Original Series "Sneaky Pete" Renewed for Season Two
The series was the second most streamed original scripted series on an opening day, behind "The Man in the High Castle."

[01/19/17 - 12:29 PM]
Catch Up with Past MVPs in "Puppy Bowl: Where Are They Now?" New Date - Friday, January 27
The one-hour special was previously slated to air tomorrow night on the cable channel.

[01/19/17 - 11:52 AM]
Food Network Orders Seconds of "Ginormous Food"
The series features comedian and food fanatic Josh Denny as he travels the country tasting the greatest and biggest dishes, while learning about the amazing stories and people behind them.

[01/19/17 - 11:46 AM]
A&E Network's Emmy-Nominated Series "Cold Case Files" Gets a Reboot Narrated by Danny Glover
The return of "Cold Case Files" will explore compelling new cases that have gone cold for years and chronicle the journeys of the detectives who reopened them.

[01/19/17 - 11:02 AM]
New Series "Tough Mudder: The Challenge Within" to Debut on CW Seed on Thursday, Feb. 2
The finale will premiere as a one-hour broadcast special event on The CW, Tuesday, February 14.

[01/19/17 - 10:42 AM]
Discovery's New Survival Series "The Wheel" Delivers Cable's Best Friday Launch Since 2015
Discovery further spins the numbers for Friday, January 13.

[01/19/17 - 10:01 AM]
Aspiring Gladiators Are Put to the Test in New Six-Part Digital Series "Scandal: Gladiator Wanted"
In the series, Huck (Guillermo Diaz), Quinn (Katie Lowes) and Marcus (Cornelius Smith Jr.) are tasked with finding an intern for Olivia Pope & Associates.

[01/19/17 - 09:31 AM]
Oscar(R)-Nominated Actor Stephen Rea and Emmy(R)-Award Winner Richard Schiff Cast as Guest Stars in Starz Spy Thriller "Counterpart" from MRC, Gilbert Films and Anonymous Content
J.K. Simmons stars as a lowly cog in a bureaucratic agency, who discovers that the agency he works for is really guarding a crossing into a parallel dimension.

[01/19/17 - 08:51 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Speechless" Tops Tight Demo Race for ABC
ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC all finish within a tenth of each other among adults 18-49.

[01/19/17 - 08:30 AM]
Jane Lynch Cast as Former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno in Discovery's Highly-Anticipated Scripted Series "Manifesto"
The series will tell the story of how FBI agent Jim "Fitz" Fitzgerald (Sam Worthington) deployed a radical approach to intelligence gathering to take down Ted Kaczynski (Paul Bettany), also known as the "Unabomber."

[01/19/17 - 08:27 AM]
MTV Brings the Laughs with All-New "Ridiculousness Fridays" Block Live with Rob Dyrdek Beginning January 20 at 8:00 PM ET/PT
Every Friday night MTV will air two all-new episodes of "Ridiculousness" during which, Rob and friends will be live in studio.

[01/19/17 - 08:01 AM]
On April 14, The World Meets Sandy Wexler, A Hollywood Icon
Adam Sandler stars in the Netflix original, about a talent manager working in Los Angeles in the 1990s who diligently represents a group of eccentric clients on the fringes of show business.

[01/19/17 - 06:49 AM]
Video: Netflix Releases First Clip from Casting JonBenet
Directed by Kitty Green, Casting JonBenet will have its world premiere on Sunday, January 22 at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

[01/19/17 - 06:30 AM]
CBS Announces "Grammy(R) Red Carpet Live," An Entertainment Special Hosted by "ET's" Nancy O'Dell and Kevin Frazier, to Be Broadcast Live Feb. 12 on CBS
Previously announced performers include John Legend, Metallica, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban.