Award season is here and Hollywood is buzzing about Grammy and Oscar contenders. Who will take home entertainment’s biggest prizes? RIM sent us this nice list of apps that will help keep you in the know and prepared for the after parties.

Whether you’re catching up on nominated movies and music, or planning your own fabulous Oscar bash, BlackBerry has apps to help! Here’s a taste of some fun apps to get you through award season (there are always more at BlackBerry App World!)


  • Want to get the “low-down” on The King’s Speech cast? With Flixster, get details for the top box office movies, watch high quality trailers, read reviews, view theater info and buy tickets.
  • Need to see The Fighter before Oscar night? Use Moviefone to find theaters and show times in your area. You can even watch the trailer on your BlackBerry!
  • Stay up-to-date with all of your celeb news with Twitter for BlackBerry. Follow @oscar_awards to get breaking Oscar updates!


  • With Amazon MP3 for BlackBerry you can have access to any song you want, just in time for the Grammys. Find new tracks, preview and buy them, and integrate them into your playlists. There’s no need to carry a second device for music, just rock out to your favorites wherever you go!
  • Find out what’s hot just in time for the Grammys! Shazam lets you discover, buy and share music. Use Shazam’s Tag Chart to see what’s popular, watch the videos on YouTube and even view the lyrics so you can sing along.
  • Customize your own Grammys playlist with Pandora and 7 Digital Music Store. With your personal mix, you’ll be “in tune” with nominees like Lady Gaga, Jay-Z and Katy Perry.
  • Share and chat during the big night with celebs like Flav, Bret, Hoopz, and the Charm School girls. With VH1 Watch and Discuss Chat, you’ll always be connected with people who share your love for pop culture!
  • The fun doesn’t stop after the Grammys! Use Ticketmaster to buy tickets to the artists’ concerts after they win.

Party Time!

  • Get creative at your Awards party with fun drinks and cocktails. Use Easy Bartender 14000 Recipes and Mobile Bartender to serve your guests delicious alcoholic and non-alcoholic concoctions.
  • Need a great dip recipe for your Awards celebration? Be the ultimate host with 12,000 Recipes Party Planner On-the-Go. The app guides you through the ingredients and preparation, so by the end of the night, you’ll be a professional chef!