David Onda’s Oscars Diary: Day 1

Colin Firth holds his Oscar (Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty)

In the world of entertainment, there is no week bigger than this.

The 84th annual Academy Awards are this Sunday, February 26. On this night, Hollywood comes together to honor the very best in cinematic achievement. From the red carpet to the ceremony to the after-parties, Oscar night is Tinseltown’s Super Bowl.

On Friday, I’m heading out to sunny California to begin my extensive coverage of this year’s awards. Each day this week, check out the XFINITY Movie Blog for Oscar news, predictions, history and more as we prepare for the big event. This weekend, join me live from Hollywood as I bring you up-to-the-minute Oscars coverage, including live blogs, live chats, interviews, photos, video and more.

Today, let’s take a look at an easy five-step process to help prepare you for Hollywood’s biggest night.


STEP 1: The Nominees

Catch up on 2012 Oscar-nominated films with XFINITY On Demand. Best Picture nominees including Moneyball, The Help, The Tree of Life and Midnight in Paris are currently available to order. Check out more available Oscar nominees and winners by clicking here.


STEP 2: The History

Take a trip down memory lane with a daily dose of Oscars history, including Ultimate Oscars Trivia, Weeping Beauties, Oscars’ Biggest Losers and Oscars’ 10 Worst Best Pictures. You can also watch more than 50 Oscar-winning films from the past online with XfinityTV. Check out the collection here.


STEP 3: The Presenters

Who will be taking the stage at the 84th Academy Awards? Get hyped for the big night with our running list of this year’s Oscar presenters. Which former host is making his ceremony return? Which puppet power couple got an invite? Find out by clicking here.


STEP 4: The Ballot

It’s time to pick your ponies! Which stars and films are taking home a priceless golden trophy? Print out your very own XFINITY Oscars Ballot (and five for your friends and family) and see if you can choose the night’s winners.


STEP 5: The Big Night

The Academy Awards air live Sunday, February 26 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC. Tune in to Xfinity.com for a live Oscars chat beginning at 7 p.m. EST with red carpet coverage, and continuing until the end of the show.

I’ll be hosting the chat live from the Oscars with exclusive notes and observations from the red carpet before heading backstage to interview the night’s winners as they enter the Press Room. Do you have a question for Meryl Streep? Is there something you’re dying to ask George Clooney? Submit your question during the live chat and I just might ask the stars themselves.

We’re less than a week away, folks – better get started!


Follow My Oscars Adventure:

Blog: Movie Blog
Twitter: David_Onda
YouTube: TheDavidOnda


The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.

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