2006 in Film & Television History

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 16 63rd Golden Globes: Brokeback Mountain, Philip Seymour Hoffman, & Felicity Huffman win
  • Jan 20 "High School Musical" debuts, starring Zac Efron and Vanessa Hugdens; becomes Disney Channel's most successful TV movie
  • Jan 24 Walt Disney International and Bob Iger announce it is buying computer animation film studio Pixar for $7.4 billion
  • Jan 29 22nd Sundance Film Festival: "Quinceanera", directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Jan 29 US Postal Service releases 39-cent stamp featuring Hattie McDaniel in the dress she wore in 1940 when she became the 1st African-American actress to accept an Academy Award
  • Feb 7 Uma Thurman is named a knight of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France for outstanding achievement in the field of art and literature
  • Feb 9 56th Berlin International Film Festival: "Grbavica" wins the Golden Bear
  • Feb 9 Al Michaels joins NBC's "Sunday Night Football" broadcast with John Madden
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Film & TV Awards in 2006

  • Jan 9 11th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: Brokeback Mountain wins Best Film
  • Jan 10 32nd People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Sandra Bullock win (Motion Picture) and Ray Romano & Jennifer Garner win (TV)
  • Jan 16 63rd Golden Globes: Brokeback Mountain, Philip Seymour Hoffman, & Felicity Huffman win
  • Jan 29 22nd Sundance Film Festival: "Quinceanera", directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Feb 9 56th Berlin International Film Festival: "Grbavica" wins the Golden Bear
  • Feb 19 59th British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs): "Brokeback Mountain" Best Film, Ang Lee Best Director
  • Mar 3 37th NAACP Image Awards: "Crash" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • Mar 4 26th Golden Raspberry Awards: Dirty Love wins
  • Mar 5 78th Academy Awards: "Crash", Philip Seymour Hoffman & Reese Witherspoon win
  • May 7 52nd British Academy Television Awards: "Help" Best Comedy, "Doctor Who" Best Drama
  • May 28 59th Cannes Film Festival: "The Wind That Shakes the Barley" directed by Ken Loach wins the Palme d'Or
  • Jul 20 39th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center
  • Aug 27 58th Emmy Awards: 24, The Office, Kiefer Sutherland & Mariska Hargitay win
  • Aug 30 63rd Venice Film Festival: "Still Life" directed by Jia Zhangke wins Golden Lion
  • Sep 16 31st Toronto International Film Festival: "Bella" directed by Alejandro Gomez Monteverde wins the People's Choice Award

Actors and Actresses Born in 2006

  • Jun 25 Mckenna Grace, American actress (Designated Survivor), born in Grapevine, Texas
  • Oct 30 Saniyya Sidney, American actress (King Richard), born in Los Angeles, California

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Jan 2 NBC correspondent Chip Reid weds Nina Block in Hawaii
  • Jan 7 Punky pop singer P!nk (26) weds motocross daredevil and "The Surreal Life" actor Carey Hart (30) at the Four Seasons Resort at Peninsula Papagayo in Guanacaste, Costa Rica
  • Jan 13 "The Diary of Anne Frank" actress Shelley Winters (85) weds Gerry DeFord a few hours before her death

Divorces in Film & TV

  • Apr 20 Actor-writer Charlie Shanian (39) divorces former Beverly Hills, 90210 actress Tori Spelling (32) only 15 months after their lavish $1-million wedding
  • May 6 "Dallas" actress Victoria Principal (56) divorces plastic surgeon Harry Glassman (63) due to irreconcilable differences after nearly 21 years of marriage
  • Jun 16 Lady Victoria White (43) divorces legendary Hollywood film producer Robert Evans (76) due to irreconcilable differences only 10 months of marriage

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