(LOS ANGELES) — The Academy Awards Social Media Team has released its “cheat sheet” for following official Oscar buzz this awards season, with some surprising suggestions for where to keep your eyes peeled.
Along with suggesting that #OscarNoms be used on Twitter for Thursday’s nomination announcements, there’s the usual Academy YouTube channel and Facebook page, along with Twitter and Instagram accounts. An official Oscars app has been released at the Apple App Store, on Google Play and the Amazon App Store. Of course you should follow resident quipster and first-time Oscar host Seth MacFarlane on Twitter.
Then there’s the less-than-usual Twitter account for Seth MacFarlane’s dad, filled with nonsensical tweets about summer squash and pencil sharpeners. @DadMacFarlane’s first few tweets may be a good indicator of what we can expect come Oscar night: “I knew a guy named Oscar once, he worked in trees. He could cut down an 18 inch diseased ash tree in 20 seconds. I was never impressed.”
The show’s organizers are also promoting Oscars producer Neil Meron as someone to keep an eye on for behind-the-scenes updates. His account is relatively new and has seen a month’s worth of photos from promo shoots and the Academy offices. Their offices are banking on your offices to play a new interactive ballot game on the Oscars website.
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