New documentary by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman to premiere Saturday, Feb. 1, kicking off "31 Days of Oscar"
When Turner Classic Movies kicks off "31 Days of Oscar," the network's annual celebration of the Academy Awards in February, it will be embarking on one of the most ambitious and comprehensive editions of the month-long festival yet. Each night's primetime lineup from Feb. 1 through March 3 will be devoted to showcasing all the movies nominated in a particular category in a given year. Meanwhile, daytime programming will focus on specific categories, with winners and nominees from multiple years.
TCM's "31 Days of Oscar" is one of several events celebrating the network's 20th year as a leading authority in classic film. Making the 2014 edition of "31 Days of Oscar" even more unique will be the world premiere of "And the Oscar Goes To...", a brand-new documentary tracing the history of the Academy Awards, slated to premiere Saturday, Feb. 1, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT).
To bring its story to life, "And the Oscar Goes To..." is packed with moments from 85 years of Academy Award ceremonies, which were first held at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, now home to the TCM Classic Film Festival each spring. The special also features extensive clips from Oscar-winning and nominated films, plus exclusive, behind-the-scenes ceremony footage from the archives of Hollywood Newsreel, much of it never shown before.
CNN Films will encore the documentary Thursday, Feb. 27, at 9 and 11 p.m. on CNN.
The following is a day-by-day rundown of the award categories highlighted during the primetime portions of TCM's "31 Days of Oscar." A complete schedule for the month-long Academy Awards tribute is available at 31days.tcm.com.
The Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2013 will be presented live on "Oscar Sunday," March 2, at 7 p.m. at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.