31 DAYS of OSCAR
Returns to Turner Classic Movies
In recognition of the upcoming 2021Oscar Awards
ceremony on April 25, Turner Classic Movies celebrates
past Oscars winners and nominees. Scheduled from A to Z,
the series began yesterday, April 1 and ends on Saturday, May 1.
I must admit that when the pandemic left me homebound, I turned to television to provide entertainment. I soon realized that the term “boob-tube” no longer applied. One of my ah-ha moments was discovering the Turner Classic Movies channel. I’ve always enjoyed films and given the opportunity to see flicks that were before my time and revisit some that I enjoyed in the not-so-distant past filled a void. And now Turner Classic Movies annual 31 Days of Oscar programming has returned for its 26th year, kicking off yesterday, April 1with a month-long showcase of films recognized by the Academy. This year TCM will be celebrating The Oscars from A-Z, where each of the featured films will run in alphabetical order over the course of the 31 days. Here’s the schedule to get you through the weekend.
Above: A friend’s death brings together a group of former college activists. The ensemble cast includes Glenn Close, William Hurt, Jeff Goldblum, Tom Berenger, Jobeth Williams, Meg Tilly, Mary Kay Place, and Kevin Kline.
Friday, April 2
6:45 AM, Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
10:00 AM, Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987)
12:00 PM, The Awful Truth (1937)
1:45 PM, Baby Doll (1956)
3:45 PM, The Band Wagon (1953)
5:45 PM, Being There (1979)
8:00 PM, Ben-Hur (1959)
12:00 AM, The Best Man (1964)
2:00 AM, The Big Chill (1983)
4:00 AM, The Birds (1963)
Above: Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman starred in the adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof about the conflicts, weaknesses and strengths of a Mississippi Family.
Saturday, April 3
6:00 AM, Blithe Spirit (1945)
7:45 AM, Block-Heads (1938)
9:00 AM, Born Yesterday (1950)
11:00 AM, Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
2:00 PM, Bullitt (1968)
4:15 PM, Caged (1950)
6:00 PM, Calamity Jane (1953)
8:00 PM, Carefree (1938)
9:45 PM, Carol (2015)
12:00 AM, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
2:00 AM, Charade (1967)
4:15 AM, The Circus (1928)
Above: The Defiant Ones starred Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier as two convicts, a white racist and an angry black man, who escape while chained to each other.
Sunday, April 4
6:00 AM, Citizen Kane (1941)
8:00 AM, The Corn is Green (1945)
10:00 AM, Dark Victory (1939)
12:00 PM, Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
2:15 PM, The Defiant Ones (1958)
4:00 PM, Destination Moon (1950)
5:45 PM, East of Eden (1955)
8:00 PM, Easter Parade (1948)
10:00 PM, The Egg and I (1947)
12:00 AM, The Enchanted Cottage (1945)
2:00 AM, The End of the Affair (1999)
4:00 AM, The Entertainer (1960)
For the entire schedule, click here.