Movie Menu: The Blind Side, Jaws, Bugsy, Wilson and more
Counting the days to the Oscars? Put yourself in an Academy Awards mood this weekend by watching a past winner or nominee.
Check out the attractions on broadcast and cable television.
Friday, Feb. 9
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
Bette Davis grabbed her 10th Oscar nomination for Best Actress for her exaggerated portrayal of a troubled lady in this thriller from director Robert Aldrich.
8 p.m., TCM
Captain Phillips (2013)
This thriller from director Paul Greengrass was nominated for Best Picture, Supporting Actor (Barkhad Abdi), Film Editing, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing and Screenplay.
8 p.m., FXM
Saturday, Feb. 10
Just like this year, for The Post, Steven Spielberg directed a film that was nominated for Best Picture without receiving, for himself, a Best Director nomination.
9:25 a.m. and 4:55 p.m., Flix
Sandra Bullock was named Best Actress for her gutsy portrayal of a woman who dares to open her home to a homeless boy.
6 p.m. and 9 p.m., E!
Sunday, Feb. 11
Five Oscars went to Henry King’s detailed bio pic of Woodrow Wilson. But the film lost the big prize – Best Picture – to Leo McCarey’s popular Going My Way with Bing Crosby.
10:30 a.m., TCM
National Velvet (1944)
Anne Revere was named Best Supporting Actress for her touching performance in this much-loved film version of Enid Bagnold’s novel about a horse and a young girl.
1:15 p.m., TCM
Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
David Mamet’s Broadway play became an Oscar-nominated film with a Supporting Actor nod for Al Pacino who was named Best Actor, the same year, for Scent of a Woman.
2:05 p.m., Flix
Richard Brooks was an Oscar nominee for Best Director and Screenplay for his thrilling adaptation of Truman Capote’s novel about a brutal murder in Kansas.
5:30 p.m., TCM
Warren Beatty’s epic about gangster Bugsy Malone was up for 10 Oscars including Best Actor, Director, Supporting Actor and Screenplay, and won for Art Direction and Costumes.
8 p.m., Flix
The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
This classic film, based on John Steinbeck’s novel, won two Oscars, for Director (John Ford) and Supporting Actress (Jane Darwell), and was nominated for five more.
8 p.m., TCM