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Kristyn Burtt is a Streamy Award nominated host, new media producer, and pop culture writer. She has worked for MSNBC, PAX, QVC, and ShopNBC. Currently, she is covering the 83rd Annual Academy Awards for Starpulse. Her other work can be found here: http://redcarpetcloset.tv/

Oscar Roadtrip Finally Reaches The Red Carpet

February 27th, 2013 4:40pm EST
Oscars Red Carpet
This year, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences took the Oscar out to the people to build excitement around the Academy Awards. The called the adventure Oscar Roadtrip where Angie Greenup and Ben Gleib traveled to over 11 cities in February to show off Oscar. They started in New York and hit other cities like Washington, D.C. where they visited the Pentagon, and Houston for the NBA All-Star Game.

I caught up with them in the middle of their roadtrip in Chicago where I had the opportunity to hold Oscar #3111 and take a photo or two for my scrapbook. On Sunday, Feb. 24, we were al...
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The Hottest Stars Hit The Hottest Gifting Lounge For The Independent Spirit Awards

February 26th, 2013 1:40pm EST
IndieSpiritLounge
While everyone was buzzing around Hollywood preparing for the Oscars on Sunday, a fun and edgy Independent Spirit Awards was happening down by the Santa Monica beaches on a beautiful sunny Saturday. Starpulse had the opportunity to hit The Official Presenter Gift Lounge backstage to do a bit of celeb spotting.

I walked in at the same time as 9-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis who has been the hit of the awards show circuit this season with her performance in Beasts of the Southern Wild. She was pretty in pink and she seemed to enjoy Mattel Games' movie-guessing game, Pass the Popcorn. I imagine ...
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Oscars Red Carpet: Hear From George Clooney, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Quvenzhane Wallis & More

February 25th, 2013 4:00pm EST
Catherine Zeta-Jones, arrives for The Oscars
For the third year in a row, Starpulse was on the red carpet and talking to all of the celebs as they strolled by in their designer couture gowns.  The pace was fast and furious as stars wizzed by to get into place for their performances and presenting duties. Sometimes it was difficult to get grab them, but even if we shouted a question or two, most of them graciously answered.

Our team this year grew to three people, with the addition of our production assistant, who tweeted and added photos to the Starpulse Instagram account throughout the day. 

Some of the most gracious A-listers to s...
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Oscar Hits The Road Before The Big Night

February 16th, 2013 3:00pm EST
OscarRoadTrip
With the Oscars a little over a week away, the excitement is building, not just in Los Angeles, but all across the country. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences launched a unique event this year called Oscar Road Trip to introduce Oscar to the public and get everyone excited for the upcoming show.

In an official statement, Josh Spector, managing director of digital media and marketing for the Academy, said, "We created the Oscar Roadtrip to bring the magic and fun of the Oscar ceremony to movie fans across the country. The Oscar Roadtrip makes it possible to share the once-in-a-...
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A Look Inside The Oscar Nominees Luncheon

February 5th, 2013 1:00pm EST
Oscar Nominees Luncheon
The stars came out to Beverly Hills today to be honored as nominees for the 85th Annual Academy Awards and Starpulse was in the building to capture all of the action.  The Nominees Luncheon is an annual event where film industry gathers to celebrate their nomination for one final time before the big day. Each honoree is given a certificate that recognizes their Academy Award nomination and they get a souvenir Oscar sweatshirt.  Hey, if you don't get the Oscar, at least you got some swag!

If this all sounds a bit like high school graduation, it actually is.  After lunch is served, the entir...
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Behind the Scenes of the Academy Awards Governors Ball

January 27th, 2013 1:00pm EST
Behind the Scenes of the Academy Awards Governors Ball
This week, Starpulse was able to get a behind the scenes look at this year's Governors Ball.  It is the official afterparty once the Academy Awards show has wrapped.  Approximately 1,500 guests including winners, nominees, and presenters, are invited to the ballroom next door.  The spread that is waiting for them inside is breathtaking.

This year's colors of aubergine, champagne, and chartreuse will greet the guests under a 120-foot chandelier and an 18-foot golden Oscar as the focal point of the room.  Guests like Bradley Cooper and Anne Hathaway will nosh on food prepared by Master Chef ...
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2013 Oscar Nominations Were Filled With Snubs And Surprises - Come Backstage With Us!

January 10th, 2013 7:03pm EST
Starpulse at the Oscar Nominations
It was an early morning, but the payoff was great after host Seth MacFarlane hit the stage and introduced his sidekick for the morning, Emma Stone.  The comedic duo showcased one of the funnies Oscar Nominations announcements ever. MacFarlane's commitment to his role as host for the 85th Annual Academy Awards is shining right through.  Executive producers, Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, are confident this year's show will be "relevant" and bring new viewers into the fold because of the Family Guy creator.

Not only is MacFarlane the host, he is also a nominee for Best Original Song from the su...
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The Hottest Gift Lounge at the Emmy Awards

September 25th, 2012 3:44pm EDT
Hayden
I knew it wasn’t going to be an ordinary day when I raced past Aziz Ansari sipping a coconut water on the escalator. He was dressed like a Target employee with a red polo and khakis, but he self-parked even though free valet parking was available to the celerbrity presenters. I was whisked past him and escorted downstairs underneath the Emmys stage at the Nokia Theatre to the official presenters lounge.

The Emergen-C Gift Lounge Backstage at The Nokia Theatre in Celebration of the 64th Primetime Emmy® Award occurred on Saturday and Sunday giving presenters an opportunity to check out th...
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On The Red Carpet From The 84th Annual Academy Awards (Video)

February 27th, 2012 4:29pm EST
Meryl Streep 84th Oscars
I was back on the red carpet last night and I am still recovering from celebrity overload. This year, the Academy chose to recognize the changing media landscape and they created a whole area for online media. They warned us that it was a work in progress and to be flexible this year as they were trying to accommodate as many of us as possible. Well, I couldn't have been happier with our area because the nominees and presenters are big fans of online media. You know it's a great day on the carpet when Meryl Streep, Demian Bichir, and Berenice Bejo stop by to say "hi". So, sit back, rel...
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Inside Look At The 84th Academy Awards Nomination Announcements (Video)

January 24th, 2012 8:22pm EST
Live From The Academy Award Nominations
Like last year, the Oscar Nominations announcement morning always proves to be an early morning. I was up at 2:15 AM to conquer the pinnacle of the awards show season, the Academy Awards. I was interested to see how the Academy would vote this year with a new voting system for Best Picture, no clear frontrunner in the race, and a plethora of names being bandied about in the acting categories. The Academy did not disappoint this year with fresh faces, a nod to comedy, and a surprising nine Best Picture nominees instead of the predicted six or eight nominees.

The Samuel Goldwyn Theatre ...
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