February 28, 2018
Amazon-owned website Internet Movie Database Feb. 28 announced it will for the second year offer a live streaming companion show to the 90th Annual Academy Awards, dubbed “IMDb Live Viewing Party.”
The live 4:30 pm (Pacific) event March 4 at the former CBS Radio Studio in Los Angeles will be available on IMDb.com, the IMDb mobile app, Twitter and Twitch.
The event will feature conversations with celebrity guests, past nominees, experts and industry insiders, along with IMDb data and information.
In addition to “The IMDb Show” co-hosts Tim Kash and Kerri Doherty, celebrities slated to appear include Aisha Tyler (“Criminal Minds,” “Archer”), Anne Heche (“The Brave”), Lea Thompson (“Switched At Birth”), past winner Tatum O’Neal (Paper Moon), two-time nominee Peter Fonda (Easy Rider), longtime Academy head writer Bruce Vilanch, IMDb’s founder and CEO Col Needham, Clifton Collins Jr. (“Westworld”), Tamara Taylor (“Altered Carbon”), and Boots Riley (“Sorry To Bother You”), among others.
“Our goal is to produce a multi-hour, live Academy Awards companion show that is worthy of Hollywood’s biggest night,” Needham said in a statement.
“Twitter is the place to see and join the real-time Oscars conversation,” added Kay Madati, global head of content partnerships. “We’re excited to collaborate with IMDb to bring fans this behind-the-scenes broadcast alongside the real-time commentary from experts and fans during one of Hollywood’s biggest nights.”
The Oscars will be broadcast on ABC at 5 pm (Pacific), and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.