Microsoft teams up with AP for Xbox 360-based Oscar coverage

Tonight is the entertainment industry's biggest night of the year as the annual Academy Awards are held in Hollywood. It's a night where the actual awards given out for the best movies of 2012 are sometimes (ok, all the time) overshadowed by the interesting fashion choices by the actors who attend the ceremonies.

This year, Microsoft is teaming up with the Associated Press to offer Xbox 360 owners a live stream of the AP's Oscar red carpet coverage starting at 6 pm Eastern time, before the actual Academy Awards get underway at 8:30 pm. Joystiq reports that the live stream will include interactive polls that Xbox 360 owners can participate in via their game controller.

In addition, people who use the Xbox SmartGlass app on their iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Windows 8 devices can get additional Academy Awards content during the live stream event. All in all, it sounds like if you are a celebrity or movie lover, and if you own an Xbox 360 console with an Xbox Live Gold subscription, this might be worthwhile to check out, even if it is just to see which dress could be named "hot" or "not" the day after the event.

Source: Joystiq | Image via AP

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