On TV this Saturday: It’s your last chance to catch up on this year’s Academy Award contenders, including Minari, Nomadland and Promising Young Woman. Also tonight: SNL revisits a former Oscar winner’s hosting stint, and the cast of Shadow and Bone drops by The Netflix Afterparty. Here are 14 programs to keep on your radar:
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An aging man (Anthony Hopkins) refuses the help of his daughter (Olivia Colman) as he continues to deteriorate from dementia.
Judas and the Black Messiah
Fred Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya), chairman of the Black Panther Party in the late 1960s, is betrayed by FBI informant William O’Neal (Lakeith Stanfield).
Alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz (played by Gary Oldman) races to finish Citizen Kane.
Steven Yeun plays the patriarch of a Korean American family that moves to Arkansas to pursue the American Dream.
Following the economic collapse of a rural Nevada town, a woman (Frances McDormand) decides to live as a modern-day nomad.
Promising Young Woman
A young woman (Carey Mulligan) deals with her past trauma by seeking out vengeance against problematic men who cross her path.
Sound of Metal
When a drummer (Riz Ahmed) starts to lose his hearing, he checks into a rehab for the deaf, where he must choose between his past life and a new normal.
The Trial of the Chicago 7
Eddie Redmayne, Sasha Baron Cohen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are just a few of the stars in Aaron Sorkin’s film about a peaceful protest in 1960s Chicago that turns into one of the most notorious trials in U.S. history.
The Netflix Afterparty
The cast of Shadow and Bone breaks down the show’s epic fight scenes and answers fan questions.
Season 14 finale (Part 1 of 2): Murdoch fears his old lover has been caught by a crime family, after a body is found dissolved in a vat of lye.
My Husband's Killer Girlfriend
TV-movie premiere: A mom (Cedar Cove‘s Cindy Busby) must prove her innocence after being framed by her ex’s girlfriend (The 100‘s Chelsey Reist) for abandoning her 3-year-old; Lane Edwards (Virgin River) co-stars.
Hearts Down Under
TV-movie premiere: A restaurateur (also Cindy Busby!) inherits an Australian café, where she falls for its charming chef (played by Harrow‘s Tim Ross).
Saturday Night Live
Repeat to Revisit: Brie Larson hosts this May 2016 installment in support of her Academy Award-winning turn in Room; Alicia Keys performs. (An encore of Regé-Jean Page’s February hosting stint follows at 11:30 pm.)
Tribore and Quatronostro visit the oracle Tim Belts; the crew searches for a cure for Quinn’s poisoning.