At press time, the nominations for the 76th Annual Academy Awards had not been revealed. We can’t imagine Charlize Theron not being nominated for her role as serial killer Aileen Wournos in Monster, so you might want to tune in for that. Airs Sunday, February 29 on ABC ( www.abc.com) at 7 p.m.
And, of course, there will be the gowns, so you might want to tune in for E!’s ( www.eonline.com) pre-awards red-carpet ride with Joan Rivers to see who’s wearing who.
OSCAR-RELATED: On commercial-free Turner Classic Movies, Tom Hanks stars in one of his Best Actor-winner roles in Philadelphia (1993); Antonio Banderas plays his boyfriend. Also stars Denzel Washington, Jason Robards, and Joanne Woodward. Philadelphia was directed by Jonathan Demme and written by openly gay Ron Nyswaner, who also wrote the recent Showtime film A Soldier’s Girl. Airs on TCM ( www.turnerclassicmovies.com) at 9:15 p.m., Tuesday, February 24. —Blase DiStefano