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For the First Time Ever the IMDb Live-Streaming Oscars Companion Show Will Broadcast from the Legendary Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party


The IMDb Oscars Companion Show Will Offer Viewers Unprecedented
Access to Elton John's Legendary, Star-Studded Event; Co-Hosts Aisha
Tyler and Dave Karger Join Celebrity Guests to Talk About the Evening's
Biggest Wins and Surprises in Real Time

"IMDb LIVE at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing
Party" will Broadcast Live on, IMDb Mobile Apps,,
Twitch, and Twitter Beginning at 4:30PM Pacific on Sunday, February 24

IMDb (,
the world's most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and
celebrity content, will host its third annual LIVE Oscars streaming
companion show from inside Elton John's legendary annual Oscars viewing
party in West Hollywood, marking the first time a media outlet has ever
had the opportunity to broadcast from inside the event. "IMDb LIVE at
the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards® Viewing Party"
will be co-hosted by actress/director Aisha
and IMDb Special Correspondent Dave
and provide millions of fans and industry insiders with
unique, entertaining and informative coverage of Hollywood's biggest
night. The five-hour live-streaming show will include a mix of celebrity
interviews with party guests, fun facts and trivia, winner updates,
social media highlights, pre-taped video segments from the Oscars
Nominee Luncheon, interview clips from the Oscars red-carpet, and an
insider's look from within one of the hottest parties in town.

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Aisha Tyler will co-host the

Aisha Tyler will co-host the "IMDb LIVE at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party" (Photo: Getty Images for IMDb)

The LIVE show broadcast will begin at 4:30PM Pacific on Sunday, February
24, providing viewers with a uniquely fun and informative perspective on
the Academy Awards. The live broadcast will also integrate IMDb
information and proprietary, real-time trending data from IMDb and
IMDbPro, comments and questions from users on Twitter and Twitch, and
pre-produced segments including interviews with 2019 Academy Award
nominees including Richard
E. Grant
, Alfonso
and more.

"We are committed to providing entertainment fans with the most
insightful and extensive coverage of leading entertainment industry
events, and this year there is no better place to do it than from inside
one of the most exclusive celebrity parties of the season," said Col
Needham, IMDb Founder and CEO. "We are thrilled that IMDb LIVE
will give users across the globe an inside view of the incredible Elton
John AIDS Foundation event, while raising awareness for an important
cause and providing all of the information and real-time updates fans
crave on Hollywood's biggest night."

"We are delighted to have IMDb as a presenting sponsor at our most
important fundraising event of the year," said David Furnish, Chairman
of EJAF. "Their participation brings extra excitement to this fantastic
evening and offers us an amazing opportunity to connect with a wider
audience and share the important work that we do."

Hosted coverage during the IMDb LIVE broadcast will take place before,
after, and during breaks in the Oscars telecast. IMDb does not broadcast
the awards ceremony itself – while the program is in progress, the
hosted conversation stops and IMDb delivers a "second screen" experience
featuring videos, information and IMDb and IMDbPro trivia related to the
Oscar nominees currently being celebrated.

Entertainment fans can tune in from anywhere to watch "IMDb LIVE at the
Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party" via IMDb mobile
apps or directly at IMDb (
The IMDb LIVE show will also be simulcast on Twitter and Twitch (
Twitter's live stream of the broadcast will be available globally for
free to logged-in and logged-out users on Twitter and connected devices.
Tweets about the #Oscars will appear in a timeline along with the live
video on Twitter, available at
or @IMDb. The broadcast on Twitch gives users the opportunity to
participate in a real-time chat with an IMDb moderator throughout the
evening, with some questions and comments to be addressed by hosts and
guests during the show. Additionally, viewers can stream the event on
Amazon Live (,
which will highlight shoppable items inspired by the show. Eligible
purchases can benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation when shopping
through Amazon Smile (

IMDb editorial coverage of the 91st Academy Awards will also include
real-time winner announcements, trivia quizzes, photo galleries and
more. Coverage will be available at

About IMDb

IMDb is the world's most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV
and celebrity content. The IMDb consumer site (
is the #1 movie website in the world with a combined web and mobile
audience of more than 250 million unique monthly visitors. IMDb offers a
searchable database of more than 250 million data items including more
than 5 million movies, TV and entertainment programs and more than 8
million cast and crew members. Consumers rely on the information IMDb
provides – including local movie showtimes, ticketing, trailers, critic
and user reviews, personalized recommendations, photo galleries,
entertainment news, quotes, trivia, box-office data, editorial feature
sections and a universal Watchlist – when deciding what to watch and
where to watch it. IMDb's portfolio of leading entertainment apps (
includes its popular "Movies & TV" app for iPhone, iPad, Fire tablets,
Android phones, Android tablets and its mobile-optimized website. To
date, there have been more than 150 million downloads of IMDb's mobile
apps worldwide. IMDb X-Ray for Movies & TV Shows is a feature that
revolutionizes the viewing experience by bringing the power of IMDb
directly to Fire HD, Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. IMDb offerings include IMDb
, a free streaming video channel available in the United
States on the IMDb website via laptop or personal computer and on all
Amazon Fire TV devices. The IMDb Facebook page (
and official Twitter account (
are followed by more than 12 million passionate entertainment fans.
IMDbPro (
is the essential resource for entertainment industry professionals. This
membership-based service includes comprehensive information and tools
that are designed to help entertainment industry professionals achieve
success throughout all stages of their career. IMDbPro offers members
the following: detailed contact and representation information; tools to
manage and showcase their IMDb profile, including the ability to select
their primary images and the credits they are best "known for";
exclusive STARmeter rankings that are determined by page views on IMDb;
the IMDbPro app for iPhone
and Android;
IMDbPro Track, which empowers members using the app to receive
personalized entertainment industry news and notifications on the people
and film and TV projects they want to follow; and a convenient tool that
generates custom digital assets to promote their work on social media
and other platforms. Additionally, IMDb owns and operates Box Office
Mojo (,
the leading online source of box-office data.
is operated by,
Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of,
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About Elton John AIDS Foundation

At EJAF, we believe AIDS can be beaten. We act on that belief by raising
funds for evidence-based programs and policies, and also by speaking out
with honesty and compassion about the realities of people's lives. Elton
John created the Foundation in 1992. Over the last quarter century,
through hard work and with the help of our network of kind and generous
friends and supporters, the Foundation has raised more than $400 million
globally to combat stigma, prevent infections, provide treatment
services, and motivate governments to end AIDS. This work has reached
millions of people in Africa, Asia, Europe, and across the United
States. Join us in speaking out, taking action, and contributing to our
efforts to achieve a world without AIDS. For more information, please

About Twitch

is the world's leading social video service and community for gamers.
Each day, millions of community members gather to watch, talk, and chat
about shared interests. Twitch's video service is the backbone of both
live and on-demand distribution for all types of content, including the
entire video game ecosystem, the creative arts, vlogging (IRL), and
more. Twitch also runs TwitchCon,
the annual convention for celebrating the Twitch community. For more
information about Twitch, visit our Press
, Twitter
(#Twitch), and Blog.

About Twitter (NYSE:TWTR)

Twitter is what's happening in the world and what people are talking
about right now. From breaking news and entertainment to sports,
politics, and everyday interests, see every side of the story. Join the
open conversation. Watch live streaming events. Available in more than
40 languages around the world, the service can be accessed via, an array of mobile devices, and SMS. For more information,
please visit, follow @Twitter, and download both the
Twitter and Periscope apps at and

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