With the 85th Annual Academy Awards right around the corner, Xfinity TV has launched a comprehensive microsite to help guide everyone from film enthusiasts to family friendly movie seekers through this year’s Oscar® season.

The Xfinity TV microsite is a top online destination for viewing many of this year’s and previous year’s Award nominees and winners.  Xfinity On Demand features more than 20 of 2013’s Oscar-nominated films, including Argo, Moonrise Kingdom, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Anna Karenina, The Sessions, Prometheus and Ted, with more major and independent movie titles to be available soon, such as Les Misérables,Lincoln, Life of Pi and Zero Dark Thirty.  Fans can preview or add these films to their personal queue through the microsite and on Xfinity On Demand.  The microsite also features breaking news, commentary and special features on 2013 Oscar® nominees, performers and presenters.

You can also take a look back at film and Oscar® history, with more than 50 Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor-winning titles available for immediate viewing online.  These films are some of the most beloved of all time, spanning decades of groundbreaking moviemaking and impassioned performances.  Driving Miss Daisy, Casablanca, Ben Hur, Annie Hall, The Hurt Locker, Crash, Forrest Gump, All the President’s Men, Gladiator, Braveheart, Out of Africa and To Kill A Mockingbird are just a fraction of the available titles.  A full listing can be found here.

Oscar® history – or Hollywood history for that matter – would not be what it is if it weren’t for Universal Pictures.  The longest-running movie studio in the United States, Universal has garnered its fair share of Oscar-winning moments through its 100 years of filmmaking.  2013 looks to be no different, with 17 Oscar® nominations between Universal and its sister studios, Focus Features and Working Title films.

This Oscar® season, turn to Xfinity TV as your go-to source for anything and everything Oscar-related. With thousands of film titles available through Xfinity TV, the best of what Hollywood has to offer is available right at our fingertips.