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1982 in Film & Television History

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 4 Bryant Gumbel became co-host of NBC's "Today Show"
  • Jan 4 ABC Direction Network (57 affiliates) & ABC Rock Network (40 affiliates) become the 5th & 6th ABC radio network
  • Jan 7 TV series "Fame", based on the film of the same name, starring Debbie Allen and an ensemble cast premieres on NBC TV
  • Jan 10 NBC's premiere of TV film "Will: G. Gordon Liddy", based on the Watergate conspirator, participant and convict
  • Jan 21 Shaolin Temple" martial arts film released, first Hong Kong feature filmed in China, directed by Chang Hsin Yen, starring Jet Li in his debut role
  • Jan 30 39th Golden Globes: On Golden Pond, Henry Fonda & Meryl Streep win
  • Feb 1 "Late Night With David Letterman" debuts on NBC-TV; Bill Murray is his first guest
  • Feb 12 32nd Berlin International Film Festival: "Veronika Voss" wins the Golden Bear
  • Feb 21 Musical review of Fats Waller songs "Ain't Misbehavin'", starring Nell Carter and Irene Cara, closes at Longacre Theater, NYC, after 1604 performances, winning 3 Tony and 4 Drama Desk Awrds
  • Mar 7 NCAA Tournament Selection televised live for 1st time
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Film & TV Awards in 1982

  • Jan 30 39th Golden Globes: On Golden Pond, Henry Fonda & Meryl Streep win
  • Feb 12 32nd Berlin International Film Festival: "Veronika Voss" wins the Golden Bear
  • Mar 10 8th People's Choice Awards: Burt Reynolds, Sally Field & Jane Fonda win (Motion Picture) and Alan Alda & Barbara Mandrell win (TV)
  • Mar 29 2nd Golden Raspberry Awards: "Mommie Dearest" wins
  • Mar 29 54th Academy Awards: "Chariots of Fire", Henry Fonda & Katharine Hepburn win
  • May 26 35th Cannes Film Festival: "Missing" directed by Costa Gavras and "Yol" directed by Serif Goren and Yilmaz Güney jointly awarded the Palme d'Or
  • Jun 8 Emmy 9th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 3rd time
  • Jul 8 15th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Hotel San Diego
  • Aug 28 39th Venice Film Festival: "The State of Things" directed by Wim Wenders wins Golden Lion
  • Sep 18 7th Toronto International Film Festival: "Tempest" directed by Paul Mazursky wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 19 34th Emmy Awards: Hill St Blue, Barney Miller, Alan Alda & Carol Kane win
  • Dec 5 15th NAACP Image Awards: "An Officer and a Gentleman" wins Outstanding Motion Picture

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