TCM’s Annual 31 Days of Oscar® Festival First Canadian Airing in February

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has the ultimate line-up in February for a month-long tribute to movies honored by the Academy Awards®. This year, TCM’s annual salute to the movies nominated for or awarded Hollywood’s most prestigious prize will make its debut in Canada. The festival kicks off on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 6 a.m. with Mogambo, featuring Ava Gardner, and ends with Lust for Life on Friday, March 3, two days before the 78th Annual Academy Awards.

Official Oscar® biographer and TCM prime time host Robert Osborne is available for interviews. The columnist-critic for The Hollywood Reporter will receive a star on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame on Feb. 1. His latest book, the updated 75 Years of the Oscar®, was written at the special request of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and has been called “the most comprehensive and definitive book ever done on the subject.”

The 78th Annual Academy Awards airs Sunday, March 5, at 8 p.m. ET on CTV.

Turner Classic Movies, currently seen in more than 70 million homes in North America, is a 24-hour cable network from Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company. Since its launch in 1994, TCM has presented the greatest motion pictures of all time from the largest film library in the world, the combined Time Warner and Turner film libraries, from the ’20s through the ’80s, commercial-free and without interruption. More information is available at the TCM website at www.turnerclassicmovies.com.