‘A Man for All Seasons’ and Other Historical Films on TCM’s 31 Days of Oscar
Each day, Remind will direct you to at least one (often several) notable classic movies worth tuning in to on TV for a given day.
Turner Classic Movies continues to celebrate this month’s Academy Awards (airing March 12 on ABC) with its 31 Days of Oscar programming event, offering a lineup of Oscar-winning and -nominated films from throughout cinema history all month long (it began March 1 and continues through early April 1). This year, titles are grouped into themed genre blocks, with one or two themes spotlighted each day.
On the evening of Tuesday, March 7, following a morning and afternoon lineup devoted to movies with a “Kid Classics” theme, 31 Days of Oscar turns its attention toward a genre often beloved by the Academy: historical films.
The lineup of Oscar-nominated and -winning historical movies airing March 7 beginning at 8pm ET on TCM features:
A Man for All Seasons (1966): earned eight nominations, including Best Supporting Actor (Robert Shaw) and Best Supporting Actress (Wendy Hiller), and won six awards, including Best Picture, Actor (Paul Scofield) and Director (Fred Zinnemann)
Julius Caesar (1953): won for its set decoration and also received four other nominations, including Best Picture and Actor (Marlon Brando)
Nicholas and Alexandra (1971): received six nominations, including Best Picture and Actress (Janet Suzman), and won two awards, for its set decoration and costume design
Cleopatra (1934): earned cinematographer Victor Milner an Oscar and also received four other nominations, including Best Picture
Marie Antoinette (1938): was nominated in four categories — Best Actress (Norma Shearer), Supporting Actor (Robert Morley), Art Direction (Cedric Gibbons) and Original Score (Herbert Stothart)