Events in Film & Television in 1998

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 11 24th People's Choice Awards: Harrison Ford & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Oprah Winfrey win (TV)

Actress Julia Roberts
Actress
Julia Roberts
Actor Harrison Ford
Actor
Harrison Ford
Talk show host Oprah Winfrey
Talk show host
Oprah Winfrey
  • Jan 13 CBS pays $4 billion to televise AFC games for 8-years

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 18 55th Golden Globes: Titanic, Peter Fonda, & Judi Dench win

Actress Judi Dench
Actress
Judi Dench
  • Jan 20 3rd Critics' Choice Movie Awards: L.A. Confidential wins Best Film
  • Jan 25 14th Sundance Film Festival: "Slam" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

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Feb 6 Washington National Airport is renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport.

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • Feb 14 29th NAACP Image Awards: "Soul Food" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • Feb 20 US movie box office hits quickest $1 billion for year (51 days)

Music awardsMusic Awards

Feb 27 12th Soul Train Music Awards: Puff Daddy, Whitney Houston win

Rapper Puff Daddy
Rapper
Puff Daddy
Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston
  • Feb 27 14th Soap Opera Digest Awards - General Hospital wins

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Mar 8 The Screen Actors Guild award Gloria Stuart (Old Rose in "Titanic") with their Founders Award

Actress Gloria Stuart
Actress
Gloria Stuart
  • Mar 22 18th Golden Raspberry Awards: The Postman wins

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Mar 23 70th Academy Awards: "Titanic", Jack Nicholson & Helen Hunt win

  • Apr 18 51st British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "The Full Monty" Best Film, Baz Luhrmann Best Director

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May 14 Last episode of Seinfeld on NBC (commercials are $2M for 30 seconds)

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld
Comedian
Jerry Seinfeld
  • May 18 44th British Academy Television Awards: "I'm Alan Partridge" Best Comedy, "Jonathan Creek" Best Drama
  • May 24 51st Cannes Film Festival: "Mia aioniotita kai mia mera" by Theo Angelopoulos wins the Palme d'Or

Film release premierFilm Release

Jun 5 "The Truman Show", starring Jim Carrey, Laura Linney, and Ed Harris, is released

Actor Ed Harris
Actor
Ed Harris

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Jun 6 TV sitcom "Sex and the City" premieres in the US on HBO, starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon

  • Jun 14 "Comic Relief" benefit comedy show

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Aug 5 The American spin-off "Whose Line Is It Anyway?", starring Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, and Wayne Brady, debuts on ABC

  • Aug 13 31st San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center
  • Sep 3 55th Venice Film Festival: "Cosi ridevano" directed by Gianni Amelio wins Golden Lion
  • Sep 4 1st ever "Who wants to be a Millionaire?" hosted by Chris Tarrant debuts on ITV in Britain

Music awardsMusic Awards

Sep 10 15th MTV Video Music Awards: Madonna & Will Smith win

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna
Actor Will Smith
Actor
Will Smith
  • Sep 13 50th Emmy Awards: The Practice, Frasier, Andre Braugher & Christine Lahti win

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Sep 19 23rd Toronto International Film Festival: "Life Is Beautiful" directed by Roberto Benigni wins the People's Choice Award

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Oct 20 Comedian Richard Pryor is awarded the 1st ever Mark Twain Prize for American Humour

Comedian and Actor Richard Pryor
Comedian and Actor
Richard Pryor

Film release premierFilm Premier

Nov 3 "Shakespeare in Love" directed by John Madden and starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Joseph Fiennes premieres in New York (Best Picture 1999)

  • Nov 17 Tori Amos release a compilation of her videos, "Tori Amos: The Complete Collection: 1992-1998"

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Nov 17 Whitney Houston releases "My Love is Your Love"

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston
  • Dec 31 US movie box office hits record $6.24 billion for year