Turner Classic Movies: 31 Days of Oscar
Every year Turner Classic Movies features 31 days of Academy Award Winning or Nominated films, leading up to current year’s Oscars, which air live on March 2nd. It’s a great chance to catch those old movies you loved, or vied to someday see.
2014’s 31 Days of Oscar kicks off tomorrow (Feb. 1st, at 6 a.m.), honoring Best Picture nominees for 1939. The first film will be the classic Goodbye, Mr. Chips, a British romantic drama starring Robert Donat and Greer Garson. Based on the 1934 novel by James Hilton, the movie earned seven nominations (outstanding production, best director, best actress, best actor, best screenplay, best editing and best sound), and Donat took home the award for best actor.
Throughout the month, TCM will air nominated or winning films exclusively. On some days, the focus is on a specific year, while on others it is focused on a theme. On Sunday, February 2nd, the focus is on best picture nominees from 1940 to 1957. Yes, the original 12 Angry Men is included.
While there are a few films from the early ’90s (like Sleepless in Seattle and The Age of Innocence), the bulk of the films are from ’30s to the ’60s.
Be sure to take a look at the month-long schedule right here (PDF). Then start setting that DVR!
Which films are you dying to see again? And which ones will you watch for the first time ever?