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New Installment of BEHIND THE BALLOT Live at Oscar.com

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"Behind the Ballot: Makeup and Hair" is now live at www.oscar.com and on the official Oscars app for iPhone, iPad, Android and Kindle Fire devices. In the second of this six-part video series, Entertainment Weekly's Anthony Breznican sits down with Academy members Mike Elizalde ("Men in Black," "Fantastic Four," "Hellboy II"), Beth Miller ("Mr. and Mrs. Smith," "Dances with Wolves," "Nutty Professor"), Cydney Cornell ("The Artist," "American Beauty," "The Aviator") and Christien Tinsley ("No Country for Old Men," "Ocean's Eleven," "The Passion of the Christ" ) to share the true meaning of makeup & hair design, what to look for, and how characters are altered to suit the story.

Developed by The Academy and Disney/ABC Television Group's Digital Media Team, Oscar.com and the official Oscars app provide unparalleled access to the Oscars before, during and after the show. Fans can go behind the scenes with show host Seth MacFarlane and the producers as they prepare for the show, as well as find out more about the nominees, access rare exclusive images from The Academy's archives, and start filling out their My Picks interactive ballot. Friends can view and share the ballot on Facebook, which will update in real time on Oscar Night, ensuring that the most competitive Oscars handicappers are instantly aware of their ranking among friends.

On Oscar Sunday, February 24, Oscar.com and the official Oscars app will launch Backstage Pass, giving fans unprecedented access to the show. Sponsored by Samsung, Backstage Pass is designed to be the ultimate complement to the live telecast, giving fans premier access to the most memorable moments of the night through over a dozen exclusive live cameras strategically placed on the Red Carpet and throughout the Dolby Theatre. Special cameras include the Thank You Cam - offering winners an extended opportunity to thank their supporters; Backstage Cam - capturing sound bites, backstage action, short interviews and behind-the-scenes footage; Control Room Cam - allowing users to watch the show's director in action; and Press Room Cam - featuring moments of winners interacting with the world's media moments after leaving the stage. It will also feature real-time highlights from the show itself, which promises many surprises on Hollywood's biggest night.

Oscars for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on February 24 at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, hosted by Seth MacFarlane. The Oscar presentation will be televised live on the ABC Television Network and in more than 225 countries worldwide.

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