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1986 in Film & Television History

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 1 American singer Barbra Streisand and hairdresser/film producer Jon Peters' romantic relationship ends
  • Jan 15 Living Seas opens (Disneyland)

Film & TV Awards in 1986

  • Jan 17 2nd Sundance Film Festival: "Smooth Talk" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Jan 24 43rd Golden Globes: "Out of Africa", Jon Voight, & Whoopi Goldberg win
  • Feb 14 36th Berlin International Film Festival: "Stammheim" wins the Golden Bear
  • Mar 13 12th People's Choice Awards: Sylvester Stallone & Meryl Streep win (Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby, Linda Evans win (TV)
  • Mar 23 6th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Rambo: First Blood Part II" wins
  • Mar 24 58th Academy Awards: "Out of Africa", William Hurt & Geraldine Page win
  • May 19 39th Cannes Film Festival: "The Mission" directed by Roland Joffe wins the Palme d'Or
  • Jul 17 Emmy 13th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 7th time
  • Jul 31 19th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Hotel San Diego
  • Aug 30 43rd Venice Film Festival: "Le rayon vert" directed by Eric Rohmer wins Golden Lion
  • Sep 13 11th Toronto International Film Festival: "The Decline of the American Empire" directed by Denys Arcand wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 21 38th Emmy Awards: "The Golden Girls", "Cagney & Lacey" and Michael J. Fox win
  • Dec 27 2nd Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Feb 1 American pop snger Diana Ross weds Norwegian businessman Arne Naess in Switzerland
  • Apr 26 Actor and body builder Arnold Schwarzenegger (39) weds American journalist and newscaster Maria Shriver (30); divorce in 2011
  • May 3 American Mousketeer-actress-singer Annette Funicello (43) weds American harness racing horse breeder and trainer Glen Holt (55)

Divorces in Film & TV

  • Mar 7 Actor Johhny Depp and Lori Depp divorce after 2 years of marriage

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