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2001 in Film & Television History

Events in Film & TV

Film & TV Awards in 2001

  • Jan 7 27th People's Choice Awards: Mel Gibson & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Drew Carey & Jennifer Aniston win (TV)
  • Jan 21 58th Golden Globes: "Gladiator", Tom Hanks, & Julia Roberts win
  • Jan 28 17th Sundance Film Festival: "The Believer", directed by Henry Bean, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Feb 7 51st Berlin International Film Festival: "Intimacy" wins the Golden Bear
  • Feb 23 32nd NAACP Image Awards: "Remember the Titans" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • Feb 25 54th British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs): "Gladiator" Best Film, Ang Lee Best Director
  • Mar 24 21st Golden Raspberry Awards: "Battlefield Earth" wins
  • Mar 25 73rd Academy Awards: "Gladiator", Russell Crowe & Julia Roberts win
  • May 13 47th British Academy Television Awards: "Da Ali G Show" Best Comedy, "Clocking Off" Best Drama
  • May 25 54th Cannes Film Festival: "The Son's Room" directed by Nanni Moretti wins the Palme d'Or
  • Jul 19 34th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center
  • Aug 29 58th Venice Film Festival: "Monsoon Wedding" directed by Mira Nair wins Golden Lion
  • Sep 10 Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan is awarded Actor of the Century at the Alexandria Film Festival
  • Sep 15 26th Toronto International Film Festival: "Amelie" directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet wins the People's Choice Award
  • Nov 4 53rd Emmy Awards: The West Wing, Sex and the City, James Gandolfini & Edie Falco win

Actors and Actresses Born in 2001

  • Feb 19 David Mazouz, American actor (Gotham), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 3 Rachel Zegler, American actress, singer and YouTuber (West Side Story), born in Hackensack, New Jersey
  • May 22 Emma Chamberlain, American influencer (YouTube), born in San Mateo, California
  • May 25 Chloe Lukasiak, American dancer and TV personality (Dance Moms), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 3 Kaia Gerber, American model and daughter of supermodel Cindy Crawford, born in Los Angeles, California

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Weddings in Film & TV

  • Jan 20 "Fast Lane" actor Peter Facinelli (27) weds actress and director Jennie Garth (28) at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Montecito, California
  • Feb 8 MLB outfielder David Justice (34) weds model Rebecca Villalobos
  • Feb 10 Singer-comedian Weird Al Yankovic (41) weds Suzanne Krajewski

Divorces in Film & TV

  • May 22 Actress and former fitness guru Jane Fonda (63) divorces CNN founder Ted Turner (62) due to irretrievably broken marriage 10 years after getting married
  • Jul 16 "Kate & Leopold" actress Meg Ryan (38) divorces actor Dennis Quaid (46) after 9 years of marriage
  • Aug 8 Actor Tom Cruise and actress Nicole Kidman divorce after 10 years of marriage

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