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1991 in Film & Television History

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 6 "Real Life With Jane Pauley" premieres on NBC-TV
  • Jan 8 "Davis Rules" with Jonathan Winters & Randy Quaid premieres on ABC-TV
  • Jan 11 Ric Flair wins NWA/WCW wrestling title
  • Jan 14 "Barbara DeAngelis Show" premieres on CBS-TV
  • Jan 14 Tyne Daly arrested for drunk driving in Van Nuys, California
  • Jan 16 7th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins
  • Jan 17 Mountie Jacques Rougeau beats Hart for WWF intercontinental title
  • Jan 19 48th Golden Globes: Dances with Wolves, Jeremy Irons, & Kathy Bates win
  • Jan 19 Sgt Slaughter defeats Ultimate Warrior for WWF championship belt
  • Jan 21 CBS News correspondant Bob Simon and four TV crew captured and held for 40 days by Iraqis in the Persian Gulf
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Film & TV Awards in 1991

  • Jan 16 7th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins
  • Jan 19 48th Golden Globes: Dances with Wolves, Jeremy Irons, & Kathy Bates win
  • Jan 27 7th Sundance Film Festival: "Poison" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Feb 15 41st Berlin International Film Festival: "The House of Smiles" wins the Golden Bear
  • Mar 9 5th American Comedy Award: Dennis Wolfberg
  • Mar 11 17th People's Choice Awards: Mel Gibson & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Kirstie Alley win (TV)
  • Mar 17 44th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAs): "Goodfellas" Best Film, Martin Scorsese Best Director
  • Mar 24 11th Golden Raspberry Awards: Ford Fairlane & Ghosts Can't Do It wins
  • Mar 25 63rd Academy Awards: "Dances with Wolves", Kathy Bates & Jeremy Irons win
  • May 20 44th Cannes Film Festival: "Barton Fink" directed by Ethan and Joel Coen wins the Palme d'Or
  • Jun 27 Emmy 18th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 12th time
  • Jul 4 24th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Pan Pacific Hotel
  • Aug 25 43rd Emmy Awards: "LA Law", "Cheers", Kirstie Alley & Patricia Wettig win
  • Sep 3 48th Venice Film Festival: "Close to Eden" directed by Nikita Mikhalkov wins Golden Lion
  • Sep 14 16th Toronto International Film Festival: "The Fisher King" directed by Terry Gilliam wins the People's Choice Award

Weddings in Film & TV

Divorces in Film & TV

  • Oct 5 Director Martin Scorsese (48) divorces producer Barbara De Fina (41) after 6 years of marriage

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