IMDb will host its annual live Oscars streaming companion show, broadcasting from inside Elton's legendary annual viewing party in West Hollywood for the second year in a row.
“IMDb LIVE Presented by M&M’S at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party,” co-hosted by actress/director Aisha Tyler and IMDb Special Correspondent Dave Karger, will provide fans with unique, entertaining and informative coverage of Hollywood’s biggest night. The four hour live-streaming show will include a mix of celebrity interviews, real-time winner updates and trending data, fun facts, trivia, social media highlights, and an insider's look from within one of the hottest gatherings in town.
The live show broadcast will begin at 4:30 p.m. Pacific time on Sunday, February 9, providing viewers with a uniquely fun and informative perspective on the Academy Awards. This will be available to stream via IMDb mobile apps or directly www.imdb.com, Twitter (Twitter.com/IMDb) and Twitch (http://twitch.tv/imdb).
"We are delighted to have IMDb with us as a presenting sponsor for the second time at our most important fundraising event of the year,” stated David Furnish, Chairman of the Elton John AIDS Foundation. “Having IMDb live inside the party means that a new audience can join us for one of the most exciting nights in Hollywood and learn more about our mission to break down the stigma and discrimination around HIV for LGBT communities around the world.”
“We are thrilled to once again give users across the globe an insider’s view of the legendary Elton John AIDS Foundation party while raising awareness for a critically important cause,” said Col Needham, IMDb Founder & CEO. “IMDb is committed to providing entertainment fans with the most comprehensive data on all of this year’s nominees, including Sir Elton John, who is an Academy Award nominee this year for Best Original Song. The new features we’ve recently launched on our homepage will ensure our customers have all of the information they need to discover and determine what to watch all year long.”
Entertainment fans can tune in from anywhere to watch “IMDb LIVE at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party” via IMDb mobile apps or directly at IMDb (www.imdb.com). The IMDb LIVE show will also be simulcast on Twitter and Twitch (http://twitch.tv/imdb). Twitter’s live stream of the broadcast will be available globally for free to logged-in and logged-out users on Twitter and connected devices. The broadcast on Twitch gives users the opportunity to participate in a real-time chat with an IMDb moderator throughout the evening, with some questions and comments to be addressed by hosts and guests during the show. Viewers can also support the Elton John AIDS Foundation throughout the livestream by texting ELTON to 80888 to make a donation.
For folks who missed out or who just want to relive all the best moments from the night before, The IMDb Show will host a live stream providing a morning-after recap starting at 10 a.m. PST on Monday, February 10, on IMDb and Twitch.