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31 Days of Oscar 2016

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We have a leap year in 2016, and it's causing me to get a bit excited. As a result I have decided to look at TCM's daily schedule from February 1st to March 2nd in a somewhat splashy sort of way--with some Oscars I know. 

 

As soon as they have finished laying down the red carpet, I will be off on a flight to see the first Oscar. He's going to help me introduce TCM's offerings for February 1st. So please check back...

 

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I have it on good authority that the theme for 31 Days of Oscar 2016 is called "360 Degrees of Hermione Gingold." Ms. Gingold is featured in both the first and the last films on the festival's schedule.

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I have it on good authority that the theme for 31 Days of Oscar 2016 is called "360 Degrees of Hermione Gingold." Ms. Gingold is featured in both the first and the last films on the festival's schedule.

Why her..? 

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Part 1 of 31

 

I have just gotten off the plane at LAX. Look who greeted me at the gate:

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We're heading to East L.A. for some cerveza, where Cheech Marin might join us. 

 

Here's what TCM is airing on February 1st...it's a real one-two punch:

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FEBRUARY 1, 2016

 

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Oscar Accolades:

 

GIGI-- 9 nominations, 9 awards

THE MERRY WIDOW-- 2 nominations, 0 awards

BROADWAY MELODY OF '36-- 1 nomination, 0 awards

CALAMITY JANE-- 2 nominations, 1 award

BILLY ROSE'S JUMBO-- 1 nomination, 0 awards

BEN-HUR-- 12 nominations, 11 awards

LAWRENCE OF ARABIA-- 10 nominations, 7 awards

THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI-- 8 nominations, 7 awards

EDWARD, MY SON-- 1 nomination, 0 awards

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I had a fun time with Oscar de la Hoya and Cheech Marin last night, but I am back at LAX now. Soon I am catching a flight to Stockholm. Oscar II of Sweden is going to help me introduce Day 2 of TCM's 31 Days of Oscar. The royal family has sent a special jet to pick me up. Check back...

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Part 2 of 31

 

I arrived in Stockholm about an hour ago. But Oscar II of Sweden is unavoidably detained. So I decided to ask my old friend Louis Calhern if he wouldn't mind posing for a picture in some of the king's clothing. He kindly obliged.

 

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Here's what TCM is airing on February 2nd...it's a royal treat:

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FEBRUARY 2, 2016

 

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Oscar Accolades:

 

THE SUNDOWNERS-- 5 nominations, 0 awards

DEAR HEART-- 1 nomination, 0 awards

THE RED DANUBE-- 1 nomination, 0 awards

FORBIDDEN PLANET-- 1 nomination, 0 awards

BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK-- 3 nominations, 0 awards

BATTLE OF THE BULGE--0 nominations, 0 awards

THE STING-- 10 nominations, 7 awards

THE VERDICT--5 nominations, 0 awards

FROM HERE TO ETERNITY-- 13 nominations, 7 awards

THE HUMAN COMEDY-- 5 nominations, 1 award

BLOSSOMS IN THE DUST-- 4 nominations, 1 award

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Oscar Accolades:

 

THE SUNDOWNERS-- 5 nominations, 0 awards

DEAR HEART-- 1 nomination, 0 awards

THE RED DANUBE-- 1 nomination, 0 awards

FORBIDDEN PLANET-- 1 nomination, 0 awards

BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK-- 3 nominations, 0 awards

BATTLE OF THE BULGE--1 nomination, 0 awards

THE STING-- 10 nominations, 7 awards

THE VERDICT--5 nominations, 0 awards

FROM HERE TO ETERNITY-- 13 nominations, 7 awards

THE HUMAN COMEDY-- 5 nominations, 1 award

BLOSSOMS IN THE DUST-- 4 nominations, 1 award

 

 

The programmers made an embarrassing error on this day's schedule. Yes, there was a 1965 film called BATTLE OF THE BULGE and, yes, it was nominated for an Oscar. However, it was not the Henry Fonda epic which TCM is showing but rather a documentary which was subtitled THE BRAVE RIFLES; the film was narrated by actor Arthur Kennedy and it has never aired on TCM.

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The programmers made an embarrassing error on this day's schedule. Yes, there was a 1965 film called BATTLE OF THE BULGE and, yes, it was nominated for an Oscar. However, it was not the Henry Fonda epic which TCM is showing but rather a documentary which was subtitled THE BRAVE RIFLES; the film was narrated by actor Arthur Kennedy and it has never aired on TCM.

How did you find out this information, Barton? Was the documentary nominated for an Oscar?

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According to the AMPAS website, it was nominated in the category of Best Documentary (Feature).

 

For a full list of nominees and winners from 1965, refer to: https://www.oscars.org/oscars/ceremonies/1966.

Thanks. I did not look at the running times for films airing on TCM February 2nd. The Fonda film is quite long. Do we know for sure that TCM is airing the documentary instead, and how come it is not listed correctly on the February schedule?

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Thanks. I did not look at the running times for films airing on TCM February 2nd. The Fonda film is quite long. Do we know for sure that TCM is airing the documentary instead, and how come it is not listed correctly on the February schedule?

 

The Oscar-nominated documentary has a run time of 52 minutes, according to the IMDb, while the film TCM has programmed is scheduled to run from 5:00PM t0 8:00PM, more than triple that length of time. This indicates that TCM will be airing the Fonda film which, as my research indicates, was not nominated for any Academy Awards.

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The Oscar-nominated documentary has a run time of 52 minutes, according to the IMDb, while the film TCM has programmed is scheduled to run from 5:00PM t0 8:00PM, more than triple that length of time. This indicates that TCM will be airing the Fonda film which, as my research indicates, was not nominated for any Academy Awards.

Okay, I see what you are saying. Apparently, the programmers relied on the Awards information in the TCM database (see link below) which lists the documentary, not the Henry Fonda film as having been nominated. But they are airing the Fonda picture not the documentary, and the Fonda picture should not be on the schedule since it was never even nominated in any category.

 

Yes, they made a goof. I wonder if they will catch it and fix the schedule before February 2nd.

 

http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/68208/Battle-of-the-Bulge/awards.html

 

P.S. I've gone back and edited my earlier post, highlighting in bold the fact that BATTLE OF THE BULGE starring Henry Fonda received zero Oscar nominations.

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Part 3 of 31

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Okay, I'm back in the U.S. today...in my home state of Wisconsin. The folks at the Oscar Mayer Theater in Madison have been nice enough to let me use their venue to mention the next day on TCM's Oscar schedule.

 

Here's what's airing on February 3rd. And I never sausage a fun list of classic movies:

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While riding around Madison in the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, someone pointed out to me that I made a slight error on my list for February 3rd. The last film TCM is airing that day is not ONE BILLION B.C...rather, it is ONE MILLION B.C. I guess I thought more time had passed. :)

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FEBRUARY 3, 2016

 

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Oscar Accolades:

 

LITTLE WOMEN '33-- 3 nominations, 1 award

OF HUMAN BONDAGE '34-- 1 nomination, 0 awards

THE LOST PATROL-- 1 nomination, 0 awards

FIVE STAR FINAL-- 1 nomination, 0 awards

STAR WITNESS-- 1 nomination, 0 awards

I AM A FUGITIVE FROM A CHAIN GANG-- 3 nominations, 0 awards

JOHNNY EAGER-- 1 nomination, 1 award

MADAME BOVARY-- 1 nomination, 0 awards

LOVE LETTERS-- 4 nominations, 0 awards

THE THIRD MAN-- 5 nominations, 1 award

THE FALLEN IDOL-- 2 nominations, 0 awards

JOAN OF PARIS-- 1 nomination, 0 awards

CAPTAIN CAUTION-- 1 nomination, 0 awards

ONE MILLION B.C.-- 2 nominations, 0 awards

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Part 4 of 31

 

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Today I am on my way from Wisconsin to New York to meet an old childhood friend. As I head down the red carpet in this long hallway to get the train, I'll mention the next day on TCM's Oscar schedule.

 

Here's what's airing on February 4th:

 

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FEBRUARY 4, 2016

 

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Oscar Accolades

 

TOPPER RETURNS--2 nominations, 0 awards

THE GREEN GODDESS--1 nomination, 0 awards

STAGE DOOR--4 nominations, 0 awards

MY FAVORITE WIFE--3 nominations, 0 awards

CAPTAIN KIDD--1 nomination, 0 awards

A PATCH OF BLUE--6 nominations, 1 award

YOU'RE A BIG BOY NOW--1 nomination, 0 awards

EAST OF EDEN--4 nominations, 1 award

COOL HAND LUKE--4 nominations, 0 awards

THE DIRTY DOZEN--3 nominations, 0 awards

THE WILD BUNCH--2 nominations, 0 awards

THE RISE AND FALL OF LEGS DIAMOND--1 nomination, 0 awards

A MAJORITY OF ONE--1 nomination, 0 awards

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I have arrived by train in New York, where I plan to meet an old childhood friend. The taxi just pulled up. As we put the suitcases into the trunk--

 

Here's what's airing on TCM February 5th:

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FEBRUARY 5, 2016

 

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Oscar Accolades:

 

AUNTIE MAME-- 6 nominations, 0 awards

WHITE HEAT--1 nomination, 0 awards

SERGEANT YORK--11 nominations, 2 awards

THE SEA WOLF--1 nomination, 0 awards

LEAVE HER TO HEAVEN--4 nominations, 1 award

HEAVEN CAN WAIT--3 nominations, 0 awards

THE LOVE PARADE--7 nominations, 1 award

THE SMILING LIEUTENANT--1 nomination, 0 awards

IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT--5 nominations, 5 awards

A FREE SOUL--3 nominations, 1 award

BERKELEY SQUARE--1 nomination, 0 awards

MERRILY WE LIVE--5 nominations, 0 awards

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Part 6 of 31

 

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The taxi cab driver had a difficult time locating the address of my childhood friend. He had to stop and ask how to get to 123 Sesame Street. Eventually, we did get there, and my friend was a bit grouchy that I was so delayed in meeting him.

 

Here's what's airing on TCM February 6th:

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February 6th:

 

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Oscar Accolades:

 

THE YOUNG PHILADELPHIANS--3 nominations, 0 awards

THE WIND AND THE LION--2 nominations, 0 awards

THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING--4 nominations, 0 awards

A BEAUTIFUL MIND--14 nominations, 9 awards

RUNNING ON EMPTY--2 nominations, 0 awards

SWING SHIFT--1 nomination, 0 awards

BROADCAST NEWS--7 nominations, 0 awards

EASY RIDER--2 nominations, 0 awards

REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE--3 nominations, 0 awards

THE STAR--1 nomination, 0 awards

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Part 7 of 31

 

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Since he's not feeling too grouchy right now, he said he'd help me introduce the next part of the schedule.

 

Here's what's airing on TCM February 7th:

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February 7th:

 

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Oscar Accolades:

 

THE ASPHALT JUNGLE--4 nominations, 0 awards

THE MAGNIFICENT YANKEE--2 nominations, 0 awards

NORTH BY NORTHWEST--3 nominations, 0 awards

THE FORTUNE COOKIE--4 nominations, 1 award

DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES--5 nominations, 1 award

A STAR IS BORN '54--8 nominations, 0 awards

THE HARVEY GIRLS--2 nominations, 1 award

IT'S ALWAYS FAIR WEATHER--2 nominations, 0 awards

DESIGNING WOMAN--1 nomination, 1 award

KEY LARGO--1 nomination, 1 award

DR. EHRLICH'S MAGIC BULLET--3 nominations, 0 awards

IT HAPPENED TOMORROW--2 nominations, 0 awards

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