HDNET MOVIES rolls out the red carpet for Hollywood’s biggest night in the second-annual “And The Oscar® Goes To… Presented By Richard Roeper”—a month-long 75-movie event hosted by the acclaimed film critic, who will be on hand to introduce each film and share his thoughts on their cinematic impact. The monumental event is set to be the biggest compilation of nothing but Oscar®-winning films on television, featuring both modern and classic films airing 24 hours a day from Thursday, Feb. 1 through Sunday, March 4, the evening of the 90th Academy Awards.
The lineup spans a wide variety of eras and genres, from Golden Age icons to modern favorites, and everything in between. Highlights include recent Best Picture and Best Director winners BIRDMAN, by Alejandro G. Iñárritu; Mel Gibson’sBRAVEHEART; the Coen Brothers’NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN; and Clint Eastwood’s MILLION DOLLARY BABY. Other highlights include THE FIGHTER with award-winning performances by Christian Bale and Melissa Leo; multi-award winner WITNESSstarring Harrison Ford; Barbra Streisand’s Best Actress-winning role in FUNNY GIRL; Best Picture winner THE STING with Paul Newman and Robert Redford; Best Song & Score winner BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S starring Audrey Hepburn; Natalie Portman’s Best Actress-winning performancein BLACK SWAN; Steven Soderbergh’s Best Director-winningTRAFFIC with Best Supporting Actor Benicio Del Toro and many more. A complete list of films and dates is forthcoming.
“HDNET MOVIES is proud to celebrate the landmark 90TH Annual Academy Awards with this unprecedented lineup, marking the biggest Oscar®-winning movie event on television,” said Rachael Weaver, General Manager, HDNET MOVIES. “It is a true honor to have Richard Roeper back on board for the second consecutive year, sharing his invaluable insights and impressive knowledge as he guides viewers on this comprehensive journey covering some of the most influential films of all time. This is the perfect kickoff to Oscar® season, and true cinema connoisseurs won’t want to miss it.”
“If I were programming a film festival of Oscar®-winning films, I don’t think I could come up with a better, more comprehensive list,” said Roeper. “We’ve got everything from newly minted classics to some of my favorite films of the 1970s and 1980s to some timeless classics, groundbreaking work from some of Hollywood’s all-time great directors, and iconic performances from the likes of Jane Fonda and Natalie Portman. A number of these films made my list of the ‘Best Films of the 2000s.’ Others, such ‘As All the President’s Men,’ are as timely today as when they were first released.”