On This Day

January 2008 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 7 13th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: No Country for Old Men wins Best Film

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 8 34th People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Reese Witherspoon win (Movie Star) and Patrick Dempsey & Katherine Heigl win (TV)

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

Jan 13 65th Golden Globes (announced): Atonement, Daniel Day-Lewis, & Julie Christie win

United <b>Nations</b>United Nations

Jan 18 The United Nations announce George Clooney as a UN messenger of peace

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 20 "Breaking Bad", created by Vince Gilligan and starring Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul premieres on AMC

  • Jan 27 24th Sundance Film Festival: "Frozen River", directed by Courtney Hunt, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 1 Peter Caffrey, Irish actor, dies at 58
  • Jan 3 Aleksandr Abdulov, Russian actor (b. 1953)
  • Jan 3 Natasha Collins, British actress and television presenter (b. 1976)
  • Jan 9 Johnny Grant, American radio personality, television producer (b. 1923)
  • Jan 10 Maila Nurmi [Syrjäniemi], Finnish-American actress (The Vampira Show), dies at 85
  • Jan 15 Brad Renfro, American actor (The Client), dies of heroin overdose at 25
  • Jan 17 Allan Melvin, American character actor (Brady Bunch, All in Family), dies of cancer at 84
  • Jan 19 Suzanne Pleshette, American actress (b. 1937)
  • Jan 19 Don Wittman, Canadian sportscaster for CBC (b. 1936)
  • Jan 22 Roberto Gari, American actor (b. 1920)

Person of interestHeath Ledger

Jan 22 Heath Ledger, Australian-American Actor (Brokeback Mountain, The Dark Knight), dies of a drug overdose at 28

  • Jan 24 Randy Salerno, co-anchor of Chicago's CBS 2 News (b. 1963)
  • Jan 25 Christopher Allport, American actor (To Live and Die in L.A.), dies at 60
  • Jan 26 Christian Brando, American actor and son of Marlon Brando, dies of pneumonia at 49
  • Jan 29 Philippe Khorsand, French actor (b. 1948)
  • Jan 30 Jeremy Beadle, British television host (Beadle's About), dies of pneumonia at 59
  • Jan 30 Roland Selmeczi, Hungarian actor (b. 1969)