Wednesday, February 20, 2013

And the Award for Best Map Goes to ...

Google has released a special Oscars site for this Sunday's award extravaganza.

The site includes a lot of special features, including a tool to predict the winners (based on Google search volumes) and an option to send in a video of your own acceptance speech. Right at the bottom of the page is a Google Map that lets you explore locations related to this year's Oscar nominees.

Using the map you can explore where the films take place, the hometowns of the male and female nominees and the countries of origin of the films in the best Foreign Language Film. There is also a place-holder image that promises that you will soon also be able to "take a look inside before the big show with Google Maps". I assume that this means indoor Street View of the Dolby Theatre will be released this week.

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