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2009 in Film & Television History

Events in Film & TV

Film & TV Awards in 2009

  • Jan 6 Dakota Fanning receives the Rising Star Award at the 20th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival
  • Jan 7 35th People's Choice Awards: Will Smith & Reese Witherspoon win (Movie Star) and Hugh Laurie & Christina Applegate win (TV)
  • Jan 8 14th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: Slumdog Millionaire wins Best Film
  • Jan 11 66th Golden Globes: Slumdog Millionaire, Mickey Rourke, Kate Winslet win
  • Jan 25 25th Sundance Film Festival: "Precious" based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Feb 5 59th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Milk of Sorrow" wins the Golden Bear
  • Feb 8 62nd British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs): "Slumdog Millionaire" Best Film, Danny Boyle Best Director
  • Feb 12 40th NAACP Image Awards: "The Secret Life of Bees" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • Feb 21 29th Golden Raspberry Awards: "The Love Guru" wins
  • Feb 22 81st Academy Awards: "Slumdog Millionaire", Sean Penn & Kate Winslet win
  • Apr 25 Elijah Wood is honored with the Midnight Award by the San Francisco International Film Festival
  • Apr 26 55th British Academy Television Awards: "Harry and Paul" Best Comedy, "Wallander" Best Drama
  • May 24 62nd Cannes Film Festival: "The White Ribbon" directed by Michael Haneke wins the Palme d'Or
  • Jul 23 42nd San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center
  • Sep 2 66th Venice Film Festival: "Lebanon" directed by Samuel Maoz wins Golden Lion
  • Sep 19 34th Toronto International Film Festival: "Precious" directed by Lee Daniels wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 20 61st Emmy Awards: Mad Men, 30 Rock, Bryan Cranston & Glenn Close win
  • Oct 21 55th National Film Awards (India): "Kanchivaram" wins the Golden Lotus

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Jan 9 High School Musical actress KayCee Stroh (24) weds Ben Higginson (24) at Salt Lake Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Jan 10 "The Black Eyed Peas" singer Fergie (33) weds actor Josh Duhamel (36) at Church Estate Vineyards in Malibu, California
  • Feb 6 "The L Word" actress Sarah Shahi (29) weds actor Steve Howey (31) in Las Vegas, Nevada

Divorces in Film & TV

  • Mar 20 "Dawson's Creek" actor Kerr Smith (37) divorces actress Harmoni Everett (34) due to irreconcilable differences after 6 years of marriage
  • Jun 5 "Lost" actress Emilie de Ravin (27) divorces actor Josh Janowicz (27) after three years of marriage
  • Jun 19 "Malcolm in the Middle" actress Jane Kaczmarek (53) divorces actor Bradley Whitford (49) after 16 years of marriage

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