Events in Film & Television in 2007

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 9 33rd People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Jennifer Aniston win (Movie Star) and Patrick Dempsey & Eva Longoria win (TV)

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 15 64th Golden Globes: Babel, Forest Whitaker, & Helen Mirren win

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Jan 20 12th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: The Departed wins Best Film

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese
  • Jan 28 23rd Sundance Film Festival: "Padre Nuestro", directed by Christopher Zalla, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Feb 11 60th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "The Queen" Best Film, Paul Greengrass Best Director
  • Feb 24 27th Golden Raspberry Awards: Basic Instinct 2 wins
  • Feb 25 79th Academy Awards: "The Departed", Forest Whitaker & Helen Mirren win
  • Mar 2 38th NAACP Image Awards: "The Pursuit of Happyness" wins Outstanding Motion Picture

Music awardsMusic Awards

Mar 10 21st Soul Train Music Awards: Jermaine Dupri, Jennifer Hudson win

Actress and Singer Jennifer Hudson
Actress and Singer
Jennifer Hudson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 23 After some initial hesitation, Emma Watson signs on to appear as Hermione in the final three Harry Potter films

Actress Emma Watson
Actress
Emma Watson
  • Apr 16 "Spider-Man 3" directed by Sam Raimi and starring Toby Maguire and Kristen Dunst premieres at the Tokyo Film Festival

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 1 British model Kate Moss launches a clothing line with chain Topshop

Supermodel Kate Moss
Supermodel
Kate Moss

Film release premierFilm Premier

May 6 "Shrek the Third" directed by Chris Miller and Raman Hui with voices by Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz and Eddie Murphy premieres in Westwood Ca.

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May 19 "Sicko" a documentary on the US health care system, directed by Michael Moore has its premiere at the Cannes Film festival.

Documentary Filmmaker Michael Moore
Documentary Filmmaker
Michael Moore
  • May 19 "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End", directed by Gore Verbinksi, starring Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom premieres in Anaheim - most expensive film ($300 million) made at the time
  • May 19 Coen brothers film "No Country for Old Men", based on the Cormac McCarthy novel, starring Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin premieres at the Cannes Film Festival (Best Picture 2008)
  • May 20 53rd British Academy Television Awards: "That Mitchell and Webb Look" Best Comedy, "The Street" Best Drama
  • May 27 60th Cannes Film Festival: "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days" directed by Cristian Mungiu wins the Palme d'Or
  • Jun 10 "The Sopranos" series finale on HBO (infamous "cut to black" ending)

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jun 12 "Transformers", directed by Michael Bay and starring Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox premieres in Sydney

Actor Shia LaBeouf
Actor
Shia LaBeouf
Actress Megan Fox
Actress
Megan Fox

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Jul 11 "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix", the 5th film based on the books by J. K. Rowling is released

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 19 TV drama "Mad Men" debuts starring Jon Hamm, Elizabeth Moss and Vincent Kartheiser on cable network AMC

Actor Jon Hamm
Actor
Jon Hamm
  • Jul 26 40th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center
  • Jul 27 Two News helicopters from Phoenix, Arizona television stations KNXV and KTVK collide over Steele Indian School Park in central Phoenix while covering a police chase; there were no survivors. Worst civil aviation incident in Phoenix history.
  • Aug 29 64th Venice Film Festival: "Lust, Caution" directed by Ang Lee wins Golden Lion
  • Sep 14 53rd National Film Awards (India): "Kaalpurush" wins the Golden Lotus

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

Sep 16 59th Emmy Awards: The Sopranos, 30 Rock, James Spader & Sally Field win

Actress Sally Field
Actress
Sally Field

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 21 George Clooney is injured in a motorcycle accident in Weehawken, New Jersey

Film release premierFilm Release

Sep 21 "Into the Wild" starring Emile Hirsch is released

  • Sep 24 "The Big Bang Theory" created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady and starring Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco premieres on CBS

Film release premierFilm Release

Oct 5 "Michael Clayton", starring George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson, and Tilda Swinton, is released

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Oct 14 "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" featuring Kim, Khloé, and Kourtney Kardashian premieres on the E! cable network in the US

TV Personality & Model Kim Kardashian
TV Personality & Model
Kim Kardashian
TV Personality Khloé Kardashian
TV Personality
Khloé Kardashian