On This Day

January 2002 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 11 7th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: A Beautiful Mind wins Best Film

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Jan 13 28th People's Choice Awards: Tom Hanks & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Kelsey Grammer, Ray Romano & Jennifer Aniston win (TV)

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

Jan 20 59th Golden Globes: "A Beautiful Mind", Russell Crowe, & Sissy Spacek win

  • Jan 20 18th Sundance Film Festival: "Personal Velocity: Three Portraits", directed by Rebecca Miller, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Weddings in Film & TV


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Jan 12 TV Host Conan O'Brien (38) weds Liza Powel (31) at St. James Cathedral in Seattle, Washington

TV Host Conan O'Brien
TV Host
Conan O'Brien

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 1 Julia Phillips, American film producer, dies at 57
  • Jan 2 Margaret "Bibi" Osterwald, American actress (As Good as It Gets, Bridget Loves Bernie), dies of lung disease at 83
  • Jan 6 Fred Taylor, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster (Ohio State University 1959-76; MLB Washington Senators 1950-52), dies at 77
  • Jan 7 Avery Schreiber, American comedian and actor (My Mother the Car), dies at 66
  • Jan 11 Henri Verneuil, French-Armenian playwright and film director (Mélodie en sous-sol), dies at 81
  • Jan 12 Stanley Unwin, South African comedian (b. 1911)
  • Jan 13 Ted Demme, American film director, dies at 38
  • Jan 13 Gregorio Fuentes, Cuban fisherman, reputed model for Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea (b. 1897)
  • Jan 13 Frank Shuster, Canadian comedian (Wayne and Shuster), dies at 85
  • Jan 16 Ron Taylor, American actor (b. 1952)
  • Jan 17 Queenie Leonard, American actress (b. 1905)
  • Jan 20 Carrie Hamilton, American actress (Fame), dies at 38
  • Jan 22 Sheldon Allman, American-Canadian actor, singer, and songwriter (Nevada Smith, Harris Against the World), dies at 77
  • Jan 24 Peter Gzowski, Canadian broadcaster, writer and reporter (b. 1934)
  • Jan 29 Harold Russell, Canadian actor (Best Years of Our Life, Dogtown), dies from a heart attack at 88