Here's looking at your weekend, kids
According to the academy president, the contingency show will feature "history and packages of film and concepts that are not normally ones that we would have for the show if we were moving straight ahead." So, no teary-eyed rambling speeches, then? Darn.
If you're looking for an Oscar-fix, though, check out Turner Classic Movies. Starting today, the channel airs its 31 Days of Oscars, a great way to catch up on all those classics you know you should watch but are too lazy to rent. But don't let the term "classics" fool you - these are 353 Oscar-winning movies from every era including the 1990s and 2000s. Each day has a theme during the day ("Communists" on Feb. 20, "Alfred Hitchcock" on Feb. 23 and "John Wayne" on Feb. 17), then a primetime schedule to make classic movie buffs drool into their "Casablanca"-inspired gin and tonics.
Here's the complete schedule. Overwhelmed by the choices? Here are a few suggestion for the next few days:
Saturday Feb. 2: "War of the Worlds" (1953) at 5:30 p.m., "Gandhi" (1982) at 7 p.m.