‘The Pride of the Yankees’ and Other Sports 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 Thursday, March 9, following a morning and afternoon lineup devoted to movies with a spy theme, 31 Days of Oscar turns its attention toward Oscar-nominated and -winning sports movies, with a murderers’ row lineup of classics beginning at 8pm ET that features:
The Pride of the Yankees (1942): earned 11 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Actor (Gary Cooper as Lou Gehrig) and Actress (Teresa Wright as Eleanor Gehrig), and took home one win, for Daniel Mandell’s editing.
Hoop Dreams (1994): the acclaimed documentary received one nomination, for its editing