This year while movie fans are enjoying entertaining speeches and viewing red carpet fashion, they can be sure to follow @TheAcademy on Twitter.com for all the latest stream of tweets from the stars. Embracing the social media age, the 85th Academy Awards will be equipped with a new feature that will let stars snap photos of themselves backstage during Sunday’s ceremony and instantly post them online.
What Twitter calls a “Magic Mirror” will take photo-booth-style pictures of participating stars in the green room and send them out on the academy’s official Twitter account. Organizers expect multiple celebrity mash-ups.
The backstage green room is a private place for stars to hang out before going onto the stage. This exclusive green room is limited to nominated celebrities only and is typically closed to the press.
The Magic Mirror is “giving access to fans at home a part of the show they never got to experience before,” Twitter spokeswoman Elaine Filadelfo said Friday according to The Daily Times.
Photos of the Oscar preparation to stage what is the most important awards ceremony and trophy recognition an actor can receive are below. Oscars for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and will be hosted by Seth MacFarlane.
After the final award, Best Picture, is given-out on Sunday night, viewers be sure to stay glued to your television sets because Oscar show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced that Kristin Chenoweth and Seth MacFarlane will participate in a special show closing musical performance.
“After the Best Picture award has been given, Seth and Kristin will perform a special number and we think it will be a ‘can’t miss’ moment,” said producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.
Chenoweth joins a stellar list of previously announced performers including Jennifer Hudson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Samantha Barks, Aaron Tveit and Helena Bonham, Adele, Dame Shirley Bassey, Norah Jones and Barbra Streisand and presenters including Jennifer Aniston, Michael Douglas, Jamie Foxx, Paul Rudd, Salma Hayek Pinault, Melissa McCarthy, Liam Neeson, John Travolta, Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Mark Wahlberg, Ted and “Marvel’s The Avengers” cast members Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo; returning 2011 Oscar winners Jean Dujardin, Christopher Plummer, Octavia Spencer and Meryl Streep; “Chicago” cast members Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, Renée Zellweger and Zeta-Jones; and special guests Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Daniel Radcliffe, Channing Tatum and Charlize Theron.