Movie Menu: The Departed, Away From Her, The Color Purple and more

Looking forward to the Oscars on March 4?

To get in the mood, take a look at these Academy Award winners and nominees on broadcast and cable television this weekend.

Friday, Feb. 16

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

James Stewart was a nominee for Best Actor for his triumphant performance as a young man who finds himself filling a vacancy in the U.S. Senate.

8 p.m., TCM

Saturday, Feb. 17

The Sand Pebbles (1966)

Robert Wise – a year after directing the Oscar-winning The Sound of Music – scored six nominations, including Best Picture, for this epic about war-torn China in the 1920s.

8:30 a.m., FXM

A Patch of Blue (1965)

Shelley Winters won her second Oscar as Best Supporting Actress as a mother trying to understand the relationship between her blind daughter and a black man.

11 a.m., TCM

Cactus Flower (1969)

Goldie Hawn was named Best Supporting Actress for her kooky interpretation of a young woman in love with an older man in this movie version of the Broadway hit.

1 p.m., TCM

The Departed (2006)

Martin Scorsese finally won an Oscar as Best Director for this thrilling take on what it takes to confront an Irish gang in South Boston.

2 p.m., Bravo

East of Eden (1955)

James Dean received the first of two posthumous nominations for Best Actor for this Elia Kazan film version of the John Steinbeck novel.

5:45 p.m., TCM

For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)

Ingrid Bergman was a Best Actress nominee – the same year she made Casablanca – for this heartbreaking adaptation of Ernest Hemingway’s novel set during the Spanish Civil War.

8 p.m., TCM

Sunday, Feb. 18

Paul Newman in Cool Hand Luke.

Paul Newman was nominated for Best Actor, and George Kennedy named Best Supporting Actor, for this thoughtful drama about life on a chain gang in the South.

5:30 p.m., TCM

Away from Her (2006)

Julie Christie was Oscar nominated for her luminous turn as a woman slowly coming to terms with the impact of her battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

6 p.m., Flix

The Color Purple (1985)

Steven Spielberg’s spellbinding interpretation of Alice Walker’s novel was nominated for 11 Oscars including Best Picture and Best Actress for Whoopi Goldberg.

8:15 p.m., Sundance