TCM’s annual 31 Days of Oscar® programming event gets underway February 1st with a cool twist: the network will air 360 movies that were either nominate for or won an Oscar® – and each movie will be connected the next by an actor or actress who appeared in each. The final movie will link up to the first – with no films repeated during the month-long event – to complete the circle.
TCM is also launching a game version of 360 Degrees of Oscar® in which fans will be asked to guess the connections and share their choices on social media. The game can be accessed at 31days.tcm.com beginning today and will run throughout the month-long event. For further details, follow the jump.
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Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will kick off its 31 Days of Oscar®, the network’s annual month-long celebration of the Academy Awards®, on February 1 at 6am with a screening of Gigi (1958). This year’s theme is “31 Days (and 360 Degrees) of Oscar,” which features 360 Oscar-winning or nominated films with each connected to the next by an actor or actress who has a role in both. No films or connections are repeated and it all comes full circle when the last film of the programming, Around the World in 80 Days (1956) connects back to Gigi (1958).
Additionally, fans will also have the opportunity to participate in a “360 Degrees of Oscar” game where they will be asked to guess the connections and share their picks on social media. The game can be accessed at 31days.tcm.com beginning today and will run throughout the entire month of programming.
The programming lineup for this year’s 31 Days of Oscar® includes:
- A Star Is Born (1976)
- Apollo 13 (1995)
- Auntie Mame (1958)
- An American In Paris (1951)
- Jezebel (1938)
- Breaking Away (1979)
- Top Hat (1935)
- Leave Her to Heaven (1945)
- The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
A complete schedule for the month-long Academy Awards tribute is available at 31days.tcm.com.
The 88th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 28, 2016, 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 will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.
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About Turner Classic Movies (TCM)
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is a two-time Peabody Award-winning network that presents great films, uncut and commercial-free, from the largest film libraries in the world highlighting the entire spectrum of film history. TCM, which is available in more than 85 million homes, features the insights of hosts Robert Osborne and Ben Mankiewicz, plus interviews with a wide range of special guests and serves as the ultimate movie lover destination. Currently in its 22nd year as a leading authority in classic film, TCM offers critically acclaimed series like The Essentials, hosted by Robert Osborne and Sally Field, along with annual programming events like 31 Days of Oscar® in February and Summer Under the Stars in August. TCM also directly connects with movie fans through events as the annual TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollyw ood and the TCM Classic Cruise, as well as through the TCM Classic Film Tour in New York City and Los Angeles. In addition, TCM produces a wide range of media about classic film, including books and DVDs, and hosts a wealth of material online at tcm.com and through the Watch TCM mobile app.
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