The Academy Awards are just around the corner and we want to make sure you have all you need to throw a celebrity worthy watch party, or a private viewing party fit for a movie critique. Here are a few tips to make sure you’re ready for the biggest award show of the year.

  • Brush up on your award show history – Learn everything you need to know about Hollywood’s most spectacular night including all nominees current and past, and winners since 1929.
  • Get the gossip – Make sure you’re ready for side conversations about the biggest celebs in Hollywood. Get up to the minute entertainment news from hundreds of great sources all in one place - updates about celebs, TV shows and movies. 
  • Feed the crowd – Nothing keeps party goers happy quite like good food. Whip up your choice of thousands of recipes from simple to lavish with this tasty app.
  • Be ready for show time anywhere – Make sure you’re ready to host with U-verse and DirecTV. Not planning on a big party? You can download the DirecTV app after getting the service and watch the Oscars right on your device.

The Academy Awards will air on February 28, at 7 p.m. ET