Events in Film & TV on April 17

  • 1937 Debut of cartoon characters Daffy Duck, Elmer J Fudd & Petunia Pig
  • 1939 SN Behrman's "No Time for Comedy" premieres in NYC

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

1961 33rd Academy Awards: "Apartment" wins best film, Burt Lancaster & Elizabeth Taylor win best actor, actress

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1961 Jimmy Stewart accepts an honorary Oscar on behalf of his friend Gary Cooper, who is too ill to attend

  • 2005 51st British Academy Television Awards: "Little Britain" Best Comedy, "Sex Traffic" Best Drama

Film release premierFilm Premier

2011 "Thor", directed by Kenneth Branagh, starring Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman, premieres in Sydney, Australia

  • 2011 "Game of Thrones", based on the fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin premieres on HBO