Oscars 2012 is just a few hours away and as expected there is a plethora of Oscar apps flooding the iTunes App Store and the Android Market. No wonder it becomes extremely difficult to choose the right ones out of the lot. So here we have done all the hard work to get you the best companion apps for your smartphone and/or the tablet, which promises an enthralling and wholesome experience as you watch Oscars 2012 on your television.

Some of these Oscar apps provide live streams, backstage access and exclusive interviews that won’t be shown on television. Without much ado, let us jump to the list of best Oscar apps for 2012.

Best Oscar Apps for iPhone, iPad & Android

1. Oscars – Free

This is the official Oscars app brought to you by ABC, who is also the official broadcaster of Academy Awards 2012. This is a perfect companion app for all your Oscar freaks. You can view movie trailers, buzz worthy videos and hosted specials on fashion and nominated films and actors. On the day of the event, you get to watch the live stream of the backstage with an option to choose any of the six cameras! Get the app from the iTunes Store.

2. E! Live From the Red Carpet – Free

As always, E! will bring you the Red Carpet of Oscars 2012 right on to your smartphones. Get insider info on the awards, and the actors and actresses who attend the ceremony, plus plenty of celebrity interviews and complete video coverage of the event. Not to forget the all important fashion buzz too! get the E! red carpet app on iTunes Store or Android Market.

3. IMDb – Free

By far the best movie app for iOS and android – IMDb will get the inside scoop on a movie that looks intriguing while you’re watching the Oscars 2012.You’ll also find movie trailers, ratings, and movie discussion boards. A must have Oscars companion app which can be found both on iTunes Store and Android Market.

4. Awards Hero – Free

This comprehensive app takes a look at the 2012 Academy Awards nominees and lets you vote on your picks to win. You can also quickly create an Oscars Pool and compete with your friends. With a beautiful interface and easy to use navigation this app is perfect for all movie lovers. Get it on iTunes Store.

5. Movies by Flixster – Free

You are bound to come across lots of interesting movies while watching the Oscars that you would want to watch after the event. Flixter helps you out with that with search for local theaters playing those movies as well as checking the Box Office, Upcoming, DVD, and My Movies sections. What more? It is integrated with reviews from Rotten Tomatoes! Get the app for FREE from the iTunes Store or Android Market.