Events in Film & Television in 2005

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 3 Craig Ferguson becomes the host of "The Late Late Show" on CBS

Actor & Comedian Craig Ferguson
Actor & Comedian
Craig Ferguson

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 9 31st People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Julia Roberts win (Motion Picture) and Matt LeBlanc & Marg Helgenberger win (TV)

  • Jan 10 10th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: Sideways wins Best Film

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 16 62nd Golden Globes: The Aviator, Leonardo DiCaprio, & Hilary Swank win

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Jan 23 "Numbers", starring Rob Morrow and David Krumholtz, debuts on CBS

  • Jan 30 21st Sundance Film Festival: "Forty Shades of Blue", directed by Ira Sachs, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Feb 3 51st National Film Awards (India): "Shwaas" wins the Golden Lotus
  • Feb 12 58th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "The Aviator" Best Film, Mike Leigh Best Director
  • Feb 15 YouTube, the popular Internet site on which videos may be shared and viewed by others, is launched in the United States.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 16 The UK version of "The Apprentice" with British business magnate Alan Sugar premieres on the BBC

Computer Entrepreneur Alan Sugar
Computer Entrepreneur
Alan Sugar
  • Feb 22 19th Soap Opera Digest Awards - General Hospital wins
  • Feb 26 25th Golden Raspberry Awards: Catwoman wins

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Feb 27 77th Academy Awards: "Million Dollar Baby", Jamie Foxx & Hilary Swank win

Actress Hilary Swank
Actress
Hilary Swank
Actor and Singer-Songwriter Jamie Foxx
Actor and Singer-Songwriter
Jamie Foxx

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 24 US version of "The Office" created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, developed by Greg Daniels, starring Steve Carrell and John Krasinski premieres on NBS

Comedian Ricky Gervais
Comedian
Ricky Gervais
  • Mar 25 36th NAACP Image Awards: "Ray" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • Mar 26 "Doctor Who" returns to BBC TV after 16 years with the debut of Christopher Eccleston as the Ninth Doctor and Billie Piper as Rose
  • Apr 17 51st British Academy Television Awards: "Little Britain" Best Comedy, "Sex Traffic" Best Drama

Film release premierFilm Premier

May 15 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith directed by George Lucas, starring Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen and Natalie Portman premieres at the Cannes Film Festival

  • May 22 58th Cannes Film Festival: "The Child" directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne wins the Palme d'Or

Film release premierFilm Release

Jun 15 "Batman Begins", directed by Christopher Nolan, starring Christian Bale, Michael Caine and Katie Holmes goes on wide release

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 18 David Tennant's first appearance as the Tenth Doctor in BBC "Doctor Who" episode "The Parting of the Ways"

  • Jul 14 38th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jul 15 "Wedding Crashers", starring Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn, premieres

  • Aug 31 62nd Venice Film Festival: "Brokeback Mountain" directed by Ang Lee wins Golden Lion

Film release premierFilm Release

Sep 11 "Pride & Prejudice", the film adaptation of Jane Austen's novel of the same name, starring Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Bennet, is released

Actress Keira Knightley
Actress
Keira Knightley
Novelist Jane Austen
Novelist
Jane Austen

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 12 Mark Messier announces on ESPN radio that he will retire from the NHL

NHL Legend Mark Messier
NHL Legend
Mark Messier

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Sep 13 "Supernatural" debuts on The WB starring Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki - longest-running North American fantasy series

  • Sep 18 57th Emmy Awards: Lost, Everybody Loves Raymond, James Spader & Patricia Arquette win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 20 Model Kate Moss is dropped by clothing chain H&M after allegations of drug taking

Supermodel Kate Moss
Supermodel
Kate Moss
  • Oct 21 52nd National Film Awards (India): "Page 3" wins the Golden Lotus

Film release premierFilm Premier

Nov 6 "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire", the 4th film based on the books by J. K. Rowling, premieres in London. Goes on to become most successful film of the year, earning almost US$ 900 million.

Actor and Comedian Robbie Coltrane
Actor and Comedian
Robbie Coltrane
Novelist J. K. Rowling
Novelist
J. K. Rowling
Actor Rupert Grint
Actor
Rupert Grint

Music awardsMusic Awards

Nov 22 32nd American Music Awards: Gwen Stefani, Will Smith & Kelly Clarkson win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 4 U.S. debut of the first part of two-part TV biopic miniseries "Pope John Paul II" on CBS

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Dec 7 U.S. debut of the second part of two-part TV biopic miniseries "Pope John Paul II" on CBS

Film release premierFilm Release

Dec 9 "Brokeback Mountain", starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, is released