Events in Film & Television in 2015

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Jan 7 41st People's Choice Awards: Robert Downey & Jennifer Lawrence win (movie star), Patrick Dempsey, Ellen Pomero (TV dramatic)

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Jan 11 72nd Golden Globes: Boyhood, Eddie Redmayne, & Julianne Moore win

  • Jan 15 20th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: Boyhood wins Best Film
  • Jan 25 Miss Colombia Paulina Vega is crowned Miss Universe 2014
  • Feb 1 31st Sundance Film Festival: "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Feb 6 46th NAACP Image Awards: "Selma" wins Outstanding Motion Picture

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Feb 8 68th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "Boyhood" Best Film, Richard Linklater Best Director

  • Feb 10 Comedian Jon Stewart announces he will be leaving "The Daily Show" at the end of the year
  • Feb 21 35th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Saving Christmas" wins worst film

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Feb 22 87th Academy Awards: "Birdman" Best Film and Director (Alejandro González Iñárritu), Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore - Best Actor and Actress

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Mar 5 Harrison Ford crash-lands his 1942 Ryan Aeronautical ST3KR aeroplane in California

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Apr 11 Amy Schumer hosts the 2015 MTV Movie Awards

Comedian Amy Schumer
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Amy Schumer

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Apr 13 "Avengers: Age of Ultron", directed by Joss Whedon, starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner, premieres in Los Angeles

  • May 3 62nd National Film Awards (India): "Court" wins the Golden Lotus
  • May 10 61st British Academy Television Awards: "The Graham Norton Show" Best Comedy, "Happy Valley" Best Drama

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May 20 David Letterman, after 33 years, hosts the "Late Show with David Letterman" for the last time

Comedian and Television Host David Letterman
Comedian and Television Host
David Letterman

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May 21 Flavor Flav is arrested near Las Vegas on charges including speeding and driving under the influence

Rapper & TV star Flavor Flav
Rapper & TV star
Flavor Flav

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May 22 Netflix announce that Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen will not appear on "Full House" revival

Actress and fashion designer Ashley Olsen
Actress and fashion designer
Ashley Olsen
  • May 24 68th Cannes Film Festival: "Dheepan" directed by Jacques Audiard wins the Palme d'Or
  • May 29 "Jurassic World", directed by Colin Trevorrow and starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard premieres in Paris
  • May 31 5th Critics' Choice Television Awards: Silicon Valley wins Best Comedy Series, The Americans win Best Drama Series
  • Jun 14 "Jurassic World", 1st film to make $500 million worldwide in its opening weekend
  • Jul 9 48th San Diego Comic-Con begins (till 12th) - includes preview of new Star Wars film by J.J. Abrams

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Jul 17 Marvel's "Ant-Man", starring Paul Rudd as the titular character, is released

Actor Paul Rudd
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Paul Rudd

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Jul 23 Supreme Court rejects Bill Cosby's petition against a civil case of his alleged sexual of 15-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion in 1974

Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
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Bill Cosby
  • Aug 4 Robert Downey Jr. named the world's highest paid actor by Forbes Magazine (earning $80 mil). 4 non-Hollywood actors make the top 10.
  • Aug 6 Comedian Jon Stewart hosts "The Daily Show" for the last time

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Aug 7 US Presidential hopeful Donald Trump says in a CNN interview that news anchor Mergyn Kelly had “blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever”

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • Aug 10 Google announces its restructure as Alphabet, a holding company with Google, YouTube, Android and Chrome as subsidiaries
  • Sep 8 Comedian Stephen Colbert debuts as the new host of CBS's "The Late Show"
  • Sep 11 Sofia Vergara (Modern Family) and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting (The Big Bang Theory) are named highest earning TV actresses (28.5million) by Forbes

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Sep 11 "The Martian" based on the novel by Andy Weir, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival

Actor Matt Damon
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Matt Damon
  • Sep 16 Second Republican presidential candidates debate, hosted by CNN, Carly Fiorina and Donald Trump face off at the Reagan Presidential Library
  • Sep 21 67th Emmy Awards: hosted by Andy Samberg, "Game of Thrones", Viola Davis, John Hamm win
  • Oct 2 Actor Randy Quaid and his wife Evi are arrested in Vermont after leaving Canada

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Oct 8 Actress and singer Selena Gomez reveals she has Lupus

Singer and Actress Selena Gomez
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Selena Gomez
  • Oct 13 First Democratic presidential candidates debate, broadcast by CNN and held in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Oct 17 Amy Schumer's comedy special "Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo" premieres on HBO
  • Oct 26 "Spectre", 24th James Bond film, directed by Sam Mendes and starring Daniel Craig premieres in London
  • Oct 28 Third Republican presidential candidates debate run by CNBC in Boulder, Colorado
  • Nov 14 Second Democratic presidential candidates debate, broadcast by CBS, held in Des Moines, Iowa

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Nov 17 Actor Charlie Sheen confirms that he is HIV-positive

  • Dec 14 "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" directed by J.J. Abrams and starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Harrison Ford has its world premiere at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles
  • Dec 19 Third Democratic presidential candidates debate, broadcast by ABC, held in Goffstown, New Hampshire