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"

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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
  • 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

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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
  • Jun 7 "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child", a play written by Jack Thorne with JK Rowling, premieres in London
  • Jul 22 Japan’s Funai Electric announce they will manufacture world's last videocassette this month
  • Sep 19 68th Emmy Awards: hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, "Game of Thrones", Julia Dreyfus, Rami Malek win
  • Oct 10 Actress Shailene Woodley arrested for trespassing while protesting against proposed Dakota Access Pipeline
  • Dec 10 "Rogue One", 1st of the Star Wars Anthology films, directed by Gareth Edwards and starring Felicity Jones, premieres in Los Angeles