With the Oscar race heating up in the wake of the Golden Globes, Turner Classic Movies offers film fans a chance to look back at the award winners of the past. TCM's 31 Days of Oscar programming begins February 1, 2013, and continues throughout the month, while this year's Oscars are scheduled for Sunday, February 24, 2013, at 7 p.m. Eastern on ABC.
The full schedule of programming is already available on the TCM website, but highlights of the prime time offerings at 8 p.m. Eastern include "Casablanca" (1942) on February 2, "Bonnie and Clyde" (1967) on February 4, "Citizen Kane" (1941) on February 12, and "Gone with the Wind" (1939) on February 14. The schedule organizes Oscar-winning films by studio, with different days highlighting the productions of MGM, Warner Bros., Fox, Paramount, and Columbia as well as smaller studios from Hollywood and abroad.
The special TCM lineup concludes on March 3, 2013. Check the official TCM site for more information. The January schedule on TCM also includes a month long celebration of Loretta Young and a Danny Kaye centennial tribute on January 20. At the Oscars on ABC, modern films like "Lincoln," "Argo," "The Life of Pi," and "Les Miserables" will battle it out to become the newest Best Picture winner and claim a place among the classics that have come before.
Jennifer Garlen writes as the Huntsville and National Classic Movies Examiner. Her book, "Beyond Casablanca: 100 Classic Movies Worth Watching," is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.com.