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Oscar Website to Take Fans Behind-the-Scenes of the 2013 Academy Award Nominations

Related: The Academy Awards, Oscars

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From the moment the Academy entered full security lock down to the time Oscar host Seth MacFarlane took the stage, Oscar.com cameras caught all the excitement and preparation that went into announcing this year's Oscar nominees. In the new video, "Seth Gets Ready for the Oscars," fans will get the ultimate insider's point of view on everything from the order the categories are announced ("Where's the drama in going in alphabetical order?") to how Seth and co-host Emma Stone prepared ("This morning I got here at 3:15 to get ready because it takes me a little while to, you know, juzz it up," says Stone). The video can be seen on Oscar.com and the official Oscars App on iPhone, iPad, Android and Kindle Fire.

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 Oscar Sunday, find out more about the nominees, access rare exclusive images from the Academy archives and fill out their My Picks interactive ballot. Friends can view and share the ballot on Facebook, which will update in real time the night of the event, ensuring that the most competitive Oscars handicappers are instantly aware of their ranking among friends.

On Oscar Sunday, 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 for Hollywood's biggest night.

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