Events in Film & Television in 2016

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  • Jan 6 "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" breaks North American box office record, passing the $760.5m taken by "Avatar"

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 10 73rd Golden Globes: The Revenant, The Martian, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson win

  • Jan 24 TV drama "The X-Files" returns after 13 years, reuniting lead actors David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson and produced again by Chris Carter
  • Jan 27 OnThisDay.com receives a substantial face-lift, courtesy of a fresh new website design and brand by design studio Fhoke. Dedicated history and film and television channels are launched alongside the new design.
  • Feb 4 Fifth Democratic presidential candidates debate, broadcast on MSNBC, held in Durham, New Hampshire
  • Feb 6 Eighth Republican presidential candidates debate hosted by ABC, held in Goffstown, New Hampshire
  • Feb 11 Sixth Democratic presidential candidates debate, broadcast on CNN and PBS, and held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Feb 14 69th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "The Revenant" Best Film, Alejandro González Iñárritu Best Director
  • Feb 25 Tenth Republican presidential candidates debate hosted by CNN, held in Houston, Texas
  • Feb 28 36th Razzies Awards: "Fifty Shades of Grey" wins worst film, worst actor and actress

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Feb 28 88th Academy Awards: Best Picture "Spotlight", Best Director Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Best Actor/Actress Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson

  • Mar 6 Seventh Democratic presidential candidates debate hosted by CNN and held in Flint, Michigan

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Mar 8 Turner Classic Movies show several of Claire Trevor’s films to honor the 106th anniversary of her birth

Actress Claire Trevor
Actress
Claire Trevor
  • Mar 10 Twelfth Republican presidential candidates debate hosted by CNN, held in Coral Gables, Florida

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Mar 19 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, directed by Zack Synder and starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill, first premieres in Mexico City

Music releaseAlbum Release

Apr 23 Beyoncé releases her 6th album "Lemonade" with a 1 hour film on HBO

  • May 22 69th Cannes Film Festival: "I, Daniel Blake," directed by Ken Loach wins the Palme d'Or

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May 24 Bill Cosby is ordered to stand trial in a sexual assault case in Norristown

Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Actor/Comedian
Bill Cosby
  • Jun 7 "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child", a play written by Jack Thorne with JK Rowling, premieres in London

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Jun 23 Amy Schumer announces her first world tour during a sold-out performance at Madison Square Garden

Comedian Amy Schumer
Comedian
Amy Schumer
  • Jul 22 Japan’s Funai Electric announce they will manufacture world's last videocassette this month

Film release premierFilm Premier

Aug 16 "When the Levees Broke" documentary directed by Spike Lee, of effects of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans, premieres at New Orleans Arena

Director Spike Lee
Director
Spike Lee
  • Sep 19 68th Emmy Awards: hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, "Game of Thrones", Julia Dreyfus, Rami Malek win

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Oct 2 Kim Kardashian is robbed at gunpoint of $10 million worth of jewelry in her hotel in Paris

TV Personality & Model Kim Kardashian
TV Personality & Model
Kim Kardashian
  • Oct 10 Actress Shailene Woodley arrested for trespassing while protesting against proposed Dakota Access Pipeline
  • Oct 28 Disney and Alessia Cara release the sing "How Far I'll Go" for the film "Moana"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 12 Jackie Chan awarded honorary Oscar for his film achievements at 8th Annual Governors Awards ceremony

Film release premierFilm Premier

Nov 14 "Moana" animated Disney film directed by Ron Clements and John Musker with voices by Auli'i Cravalho and Dwayne Johnson premieres in Los Angeles

Actor & Professional Wrestler The Rock
Actor & Professional Wrestler
The Rock
  • Dec 10 "Rogue One", 1st of the Star Wars Anthology films, directed by Gareth Edwards and starring Felicity Jones, premieres in Los Angeles