CULVER CITY, Calif., Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As Hollywood gets ready for its big night with The Academy Awards® on Sunday, February 24, Sony Movie Channel (SMC) is providing die-hard movie buffs with a month-long Oscar® celebration. Starting February 1 through the 28th, SMC is airing films daily that either won an Oscar® or were nominated.
True film aficionados will enjoy using SMC's easy-to-follow Oscar®-A-Day calendar to see what's on that day. The calendar, available at sonymoviechannel.com/oscar, lists air times and other interesting facts about the respective movies. The Channel is also highlighting Oscar movies by posting interesting facts every day in February on its Facebook page (Facebook.com/SonyMovieChannel).
SMC has curated an outstanding schedule of memorable motion pictures dating as far back as Frank Capra's Best Picture Award-winner IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT from 1934 and MR. DEEDS GOES TO TOWN from 1936, which won for Best Director. The schedule also includes Best Picture winners A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS from 1966 and OLIVER! from 1968. Other films nominated in that top category will also be featured such as DR. STRANGELOVE (1964), CHINATOWN (1974) and THE BIG CHILL (1983).
As the Academy Award® nominees attend pre-Oscar® galas on Saturday, February 23, SMC is treating its viewers to an entire day featuring all Oscar® movies. In fact, the whole weekend is about the Academy Awards® on SMC. On the day of the Awards, Sunday, February 24, the Channel is devoting its programming to the male star with the most Oscar® acting nominations ever – Jack Nicholson. The network is airing his early films, including CHINATOWN; DRIVE, HE SAID; EASY RIDER; THE FORTUNE; THE KING OF MARVIN GARDENS; THE LAST DETAIL; THE PASSENGER; THE TWO JAKES; FIVE EASY PIECES and A SAFE PLACE. For specific times, please visit SMC's website at sonymoviechannel.com/schedule.
In addition to profiling Academy Award®-recognized films throughout the month, SMC is honoring Black History Month on Tuesday nights in February, featuring some of the industry's top African-American stars. And, for those not interested in the big football game, SMC is turning its programming over to romance films on Sunday, February 3.
About Sony Movie Channel
Sony Movie Channel is the first U.S. multi-platform television network from Sony Pictures Television created specifically for the Hollywood movie fan. Offering uncut and theatrical releases in stunning high definition, Sony Movie Channel showcases titles from Sony Pictures' vast library including award-winning features, cult favorites, family comedies and gripping dramas. Programming is selected from more than 3,500 Sony Pictures films, which collectively have received 184 Academy Awards® including 12 for Best Picture. Sony Movie Channel is available on DISH Network, DIRECTV and AT&T U-Verse TV on linear as well as on authenticated VOD and online platforms. For more information, visit SonyMovieChannel.com, Facebook and/or Twitter @SonyMovieCh.
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