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How They Make The Oscars & The iTunes Oscar App

Hollywood is preparing to shine for the 84th Academy Awards. The event marks the biggest night of the year for the movie business and movie makers and movie-goers are looking forward to Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) big show.


This photo from 1970 shows how Oscar is made: The statue is dipped in layers of copper, nickel and gold. The process remains relatively the same today.

Who’s going to win an Oscar the 2012 Academy Awards? And just who makes up this “Academy?” A recent Los Angeles Times article recently revealed some interesting facts about its members:

  • The Academy is overwhelmingly white (94 percent).
  • Members are mostly male (77 percent).
  • Most Academy members are older than 50 (84 percent).
  • Hundreds of Academy members no longer work on movie sets, and some haven’t worked in the film business in decades.
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Getting a Behind-the-Scenes Look
For non-Academy outsiders there’s an app that will allow you to explore even more of the Oscar experience. Courtesy of ABC Digital, the free Oscars app provides you with behind-the-scenes coverage and plenty of awards-night glitz.


One of the coolest features? The app will provide users with more than a dozen live video streams on Oscar night.

If you’ve always wished you could sneak inside the famed “Governor’s Ball” after party, here’s your chance. The app even includes a feature that allows you to share your Oscar predictions with friends via FaceBook.

Want to go even further behind the scenes of the movies? Then get inside the industry by learning the art of digital filmmaking.

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