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TCM goes 'From A to Z' for 2017 edition of '31 Days of Oscar'


Mon, Jan 30th 2017 01:15 pm
TCM goes `From A to Z` for 2017 edition of `31 Days of Oscar.` (Turner Classic Movies logo)
TCM goes "From A to Z" for 2017 edition of "31 Days of Oscar." (Turner Classic Movies logo)

Monthlong celebration of Oscar-winning and nominated films starts Feb. 1; programming to Feature Network Premiere of 'Dreamgirls'

Turner Classic Movies' annual "31 Days of Oscar" is going alphabetical this year with a monthlong lineup that starts Wednesday, Feb. 1 (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 ending 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 monthlong Academy Awards tribute is available at 31days.tcm.com. Subscribers can watch "31 Days of Oscar" on the TCM cable channel or whenever and wherever they want via www.tcm.com/watch 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.

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