It looks like the iPhone is going to the Academy Awards. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released an official Oscars iPhone app just in time to get us ready for the awards ceremony.
The Oscars app lets you predict the winners and check the results, so you know what the rest of the world (or at least the iPhone world) thinks about the nominated films. You can also check out trailers for all the films.
And that’s about it.
It would have been nice to see a little meat in the application. Redwind Software has a great Oscars database that lists all the past awards and allows you to search by award, actor or film. It’s too bad the Academy didn’t include something like that in their application.
But, if you are going to watch the Oscars on March 7th, the app is a great way to add to the fun by making your own prediction. You can find it in the iPhone app store by searching for “The Oscars” (I had trouble finding it searching for just “Oscars).