It’s almost Oscar time!

And to get ready for the Academy Awards on February 24, check out these films showing this weekend on broadcast and cable television.

Friday, Feb. 8


The Sunshine Boys (1976)

George Burns was a popular winner of the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his comeback performance in this Neil Simon comedy about veteran performers from Vaudeville.

6 p.m., TCM

Airport (1970)

Ten nominations, including Best Picture, went to this all-star adaptation of Arthur Hailey’s novel. Helen Hayes won her second Oscar for her supporting role as a stowaway.

8 p.m., Flix

In the Heat of the Night (1967)

Five Oscars – including Best Picture – went to Norman Jewison’s exploration of racial prejudice in a Southern town. Rod Steiger won the Best Actor award.

8 p.m., TCM

The Prince of Tides (1991)

Seven Oscar nominations – including Best Picture – went to Barbra Streisand’s popular interpretation of the novel by Pat Conroy. But Streisand was snubbed for a Best Director nod.

 10:15 p.m., TCM

Saturday, Feb. 9


Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

James Cagney turned from movies about the mob to a musical about George M. Cohan to win his Best Actor Academy Award. The movie was a Best Picture nominee, too.

 1:15 p.m., TCM

Sunday, Feb. 10


A Passage to India (1984)

Two Oscars – including Best Supporting Actress for Peggy Ashcroft – went to David Lean’s masterful adaptation of the novel by E.M Forster. A Best Picture nominee, too.

 12 noon, TCM

The Godfather Part II (1974)

Six Oscars – including Best Picture and Director – went to this sequel to 1972 winner, the first movie sequel to win the top award! Robert De Niro won the Supporting Actor award.

 12:30 p.m., BBC

Around the World in 80 Days (1956)

Five Oscars – including Best Picture – went to this all-star epic based on the novel by Jules Verne. Trivia note: this movie introduced the concept of the cameo role in a movie!

 4:45 p.m., TCM

The Godfather (1972)

Three Oscars – including Best Picture – went to Francis Ford Coppola’s masterful adaptation of Mario Puzo’s novel. Marlon Brando won, but did not accept, Best Actor.

 5 p.m., BBC

Captain Phillips (2013)

Six Oscar nominations – including Best Picture – went to Paul Greengrass’ thrilling tale about a cargo ship that is kidnapped by pirates. But Tom Hanks was snubbed for Best Actor.

7:40 p.m. and 10:25 p.m., FXM