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1996 in Film & Television History

Events in Film & TV

Film & TV Awards in 1996

  • Jan 21 53rd Golden Globes: "Sense and Sensibility", Nicolas Cage, & Sharon Stone win
  • Jan 28 12th Sundance Film Festival: "Welcome to the Dollhouse" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Feb 15 46th Berlin International Film Festival: "Sense and Sensibility" wins the Golden Bear
  • Mar 6 10th American Comedy Award: James Burrows
  • Mar 10 22nd People's Choice Awards: Tom Hanks & Demi Moore win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Candice Bergen win (TV)
  • Mar 24 16th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Showgirls" wins
  • Mar 25 68th Academy Awards: "Braveheart", Nicolas Cage & Susan Sarandon win
  • Apr 23 49th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAs): "Sense and Sensibility" Best Film, Michael Radford Best Director
  • Apr 23 42nd British Academy Television Awards: "Father Ted" Best Comedy, "Cracker" Best Drama
  • May 20 49th Cannes Film Festival: "Secrets & Lies" directed by Mike Leigh wins the Palme d'Or
  • May 22 Emmy 23rd Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 16th time
  • Jul 4 29th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center
  • Aug 28 53rd Venice Film Festival: "Michael Collins" directed by Neil Jordan wins Golden Lion
  • Sep 8 48th Emmy Awards: ER, Dennis Franz & Kathy Baker win
  • Sep 14 21st Toronto International Film Festival: "Shine" directed by Scott Hicks wins the People's Choice Award
  • Dec 14 12th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Jan 27 "ER" TV actress Yvette Freeman (39) weds musical director Lawny Hartley (49) in Dunleith, Delaware
  • Feb 14 Secretary of Defense and former US Senator William Cohen of Maine (56) weds Black Entertainment Television host Janet Langhart (54) at United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.
  • Feb 15 Chinese actress Gong Li (30) weds Singapore-born businessman Ooi Hoe Seong (46) at Singapore's Registry of Marriages

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