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1990 in Film & Television History

Events in Film & TV

  • Feb 21 "The Batman Theme" by Danny Elfman wins Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition at 32nd Annual Grammy Awards
  • Apr 8 "Twin Peaks" created by David Lynch and starring Kyle MacLachlan premieres on ABC-TV

Film & TV Awards in 1990

  • Jan 15 6th Soap Opera Digest Awards: Santa Barbara wins
  • Jan 20 47th Golden Globes: "Born on the Fourth of July", Tom Cruise and Michelle Pfeiffer win
  • Jan 27 6th Sundance Film Festival: "Chameleon Street" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Feb 9 40th Berlin International Film Festival: "Music Box" and "Larks on a String" win the Golden Bear (tie)
  • Mar 10 4th American Comedy Award: "When Harry Met Sally"
  • Mar 11 16th People's Choice Awards: Dustin Hoffman & Meryl Streep win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Phylicia Rashad win (TV)
  • Mar 25 10th Golden Raspberry Awards: Star Trek V wins
  • Mar 26 62nd Academy Awards: "Driving Miss Daisy", Daniel Day-Lewis, Jessica Tandy win
  • May 21 43rd Cannes Film Festival: "Wild at Heart" directed by David Lynch starring Nicolas Cage and Laura Dern wins the Palme d'Or
  • Jun 28 Emmy 17th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 11th time
  • Aug 2 23rd San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Holiday Inn
  • Sep 4 47th Venice Film Festival: "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead" directed by Tom Stoppard wins the Golden Lion
  • Sep 15 15th Toronto International Film Festival: "Cyrano de Bergerac" directed by Jean-Paul Rappeneau wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 16 42nd Emmy Awards: LA Law, Murphy Brown, Peter Falk & Patricia Wettig win
  • Dec 9 23rd NAACP Image Awards: "Coming to America" wins Outstanding Motion Picture

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Feb 5 British comic actor Rowan Atkinson (35) weds Sunetra Sastry in New York
  • Apr 30 Game show host Alex Trebek (49) weds real-estate mogul Jean Currivan (27) at the Regency Club in Los Angeles
  • May 5 "Crocodile Dundee" actors Paul Hogan (50) weds Linda Kozlowski (32) at their newly built $3 million mansion at Faraway Possum Creek in New South Wales, Australia

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