Film buffs look forward to this weekend every year as the Oscars are handed out for the 85th time live from the Kodak Theater in Hollywood. Though they are long shots, young actress Quvenzhane Wallis and veteran actor Denzel Washington are both nominated in the top acting categories. Expect to see perennial Oscar fashion winner Halle Berry, along with Oscar winners Jennifer Hudson, Octavia Spencer and Jamie Foxx as well as Queen Latifah among the presenters.

HOT ON TV:

All Times Eastern

Friday, February 22

GETTIN ‘ DEAD PRESIDENTS

BET, 9 p.m.

“It’s All About the Benjamins”

Mike Epps and Ice Cube team up for a heist caper set in Miami With Eva Mendes.

Saturday, February 23

WHAT YA GONNA DO?

Bravo, 8 p.m. “Bad Boys II”

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence reprise their roles as Miami cops on the trail of ecstasy distributors.

OWN “Police Women of Dallas”

Officer Cheryl  responds to a brawl at a barber college and Officer Yvette deals with a cross-dressing prostitute.

“Coming to America”, Comedy Central
7:30pm

“Dreamgirls”ABC at 8:00 pm

Sunday February 24

A GOLDEN NIGHT

ABC, 7 p.m.

The 85th Annual Academy Awards live from the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles Quvenzhane Wallis and Denzel Washington are among the major acting nominees, “Django Unchained” is up for Best Picture and Jennifer Hudson, Halle Berry and Queen Latifah are among the presenters.

READ IT:

EX DRAMA

“The Ex-Wife” by Candance Dow Radio personality Ayana Blue dispenses advice to others but is struggling through problems with her new man’s ex in her own personal life.

SEE IT:

SNITCHES GET STICHES

The Rock stars in “Snitch” where he plays a father trying to save his son from an lengthy prison term by becoming an federal informant PG-13

Critics says this is an solid action thriller that’s more than what it first appears to be.

Friday, February 22

EVENTS:

LOS ANGELES, CA

Brandy Club Nokia 7 p.m.

On the comeback trial with her latest release “Two Eleven,” Brandy heads out on tour

Saturday, February 23

NEW YORK, NY

Charlie Wilson and Tyrese The Theater at Madison Square Garden 8 p.m. 

Charlie Wilson continues his reign of soul, crooner Tyrese adds to a night meant for lovers

BLADENSBURG, MD
Smithsonian Museum African Art and MLK Memorial Tour
1-6:30pm

CLEVELAND, OH
Cleveland Playhouse
The Devil’s Music,  The  Life and Blues of Bessie Smith
February 23-March 15th
7:30 p.m.

PHILLY, PA
Merriam Theater
“My Brother Marvin”
February 19 – 24

Sunday, February 24

LAS VEGAS, NV

Natalie Cole Orleans Hotel and Casino 8 p.m. 

Vegas music fans enjoy a rare treat as the classic R&B vocalist headlines

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