Monday, January 30, 2017

NEWS: TCM Goes From A To Z for 2017 Edition of 31 Days of Oscarî

Turner Classic Movies (TCM)'s annual 31 Days of Oscar® is going alphabetical this year with a month-long lineup that starts Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 6 a.m. (ET). In keeping with this year’s theme – "31 Days Oscar From A to Z" – TCM will feature an alphabetical showcase of films that have either won or been nominated for an Academy Award®, with a new letter featured nearly every day, beginning with John Cromwell's Abe Lincoln In Illinois (1940) and ends on March 3 with Costa-Gravas' political thriller Z (1969)

Among the highlights during the month will be the TCM premiere of Dreamgirls (2006) on Tuesday, Feb. 7. The film version of the Broadway musical inspired by the Supremes features a star-studded cast headed by Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy and Best Supporting Actress winner Jennifer Hudson. Additional programming highlights from this year’s 31 Days of Oscar® include:

  • A Streetcar Named Desire(1951)
  • An American In Paris (1951)
  • Annie Hall (1977)
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
  • Doctor Zhivago (1965)
  • Gone With The Wind (1939)
  • Jaws (1975)
  • North By Northwest (1959)
  • The Philadelphia Story (1940)

A complete schedule for TCM's month-long Academy Awards tribute is available at Subscribers can watch 31 Days of Oscar on the TCM cable channel or whenever and wherever they want via and the Watch TCM mobile apps. Watch TCM features two streams of the network's live feed and more than 300 titles available on demand each month, as well as in-depth information on each title.

About the 88th Annual Academy Awards®
The 89th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center®in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The Oscars a lso will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.