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1994 in Film & Television History

Events in Film & TV

Film & TV Awards in 1994

  • Jan 5 26th NAACP Image Awards: "Sister Act" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • Jan 22 51st Golden Globes: Schlinder's List, Tom Hanks, & Holly Hunter win
  • Jan 30 10th Sundance Film Festival: "What Happened Was" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Feb 4 10th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins
  • Feb 10 44th Berlin International Film Festival: "In the Name of the Father" wins the Golden Bear
  • Mar 7 8th American Comedy Award: Carrot Top
  • Mar 8 20th People's Choice Awards: Tom Cruise & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Roseanne Arnold win (TV)
  • Mar 20 14th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Indecent Proposal" wins
  • Mar 21 66th Academy Awards: "Schindler's List", Tom Hanks & Holly Hunter win
  • May 23 47th Cannes Film Festival: "Pulp Fiction" directed by Quentin Tarantino wins the Palme d'Or
  • May 25 Emmy 21st Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci not nominated
  • Aug 4 27th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Hyatt Regency
  • Sep 1 51st Venice Film Festival: "Before the Rain" directed by Milco Mancevski and "Vive L'Amour" directed by Tsai Ming-Liang jointly awarded Golden Lion
  • Sep 11 46th Emmy Awards: Frasier, Picket Fences and Kelsey Grammer win
  • Sep 17 19th Toronto International Film Festival: "Priest" directed by Antonia Bird wins the People's Choice Award

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Jan 28 American actress Lorraine Bracco (39) weds American actor Edward James Olmos (46); divorce in 2002
  • Feb 3 Actor Jean-Claude Van Damme (32) weds Darcy Lapier (28) in Bangkok
  • Feb 18 Actor Joe Pantoliano (41) weds model Nancy Sheppard (31)

Divorces in Film & TV

  • Jan 29 Actor Bill Murray (43) divorces Margaret Kelly after 13 years of marriage
  • Mar 26 American 'Piano Man' Billy Joel (45) and American supermodel Christie Brinkley (40) divorce after 9 years of marriage
  • Apr 7 Actress Shannen Doherty files for divorce from Ashley Hamilton

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