DStv channel for Oscar movies


WITH excitement building for the March 5 Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles, DStv has a special treat in store – an M-Net Movies Oscars pop-up channel (channel 109) in February that will screen 115 Academy Award-winning films.

Also note that DStv has confirmed that the 90th edition of the Academy Awards will be broadcast live on M-Net Movies Premiere at 3.30 am on Monday, March 5, and on M-Net on the same day, at 9.30pm.  After that it will move to DStv’s Catch Up.

Leading up to 2018’s landmark 90th annual Academy Awards, taking place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, M-Net Movies will bring DStv Premium viewers a special month-long channel devoted to Oscar movies.

“The M-Net Movies Oscars pop-up channel will showcase a long list of magical movies that caught the eyes of critics and sparkled at Oscar ceremonies over the years,” says a DStv spokesman.

“This treasure trove of terrific films will be screened from Thursday, February 1, until Wednesday, February 18, and each day there will be six films on the schedule from around noon until just after midnight.”

“While the spotlight will shine on all the Hollywood films from last year’s Oscars (the 89th Academy Awards), many of the cinematic gems that raked in the most awards since the inception of the awards will also make their way onto channel 109.

“Viewers can look forward to an array of films – from classics such as Gone With The Wind and the original Ben Hur, to 2017’s Best Picture winner Moonlight, along with last year’s best animated feature, Zootropolis.”

The pop-up channel will also honour Oscar-winners by screening the acclaimed movies they’ve appeared in.  Academy favourites like Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Cate Blanchett, Leonardo DiCaprio and South Africa’s own Charlize Theron will once again transport viewers into the heart of their characters’ stories, desires, fears and wonders.

For a golden binge-viewing experience, weekends movies will be scheduled into the following categories:

  • Saturday, February 3 –  Most Nominations and Most Wins
  • Sunday, February 4 –   Most nominations, Most Wins and Best Animation films
  • Saturday, February 10 – Best Director
  • Sunday, February  11–  Best Supporting Actress
  • Saturday, February 17 – Best Supporting Actor
  • Sunday, February 18 – Best Actor
  • Saturday, February 24 – Best Actress
  • Sunday, 2February 25 –  Best Picture

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