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2011 in Film & Television History

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 10 Ian McKellen officially confirms that he will reprise the role of Gandalf in "The Hobbit" film adaptations
  • Jan 14 16th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: The Social Network wins Best Film
  • Jan 16 68th Golden Globes: The Social Network, Colin Firth, & Natalie Portman win
  • Jan 30 27th Sundance Film Festival: "Like Crazy", directed by Drake Doremus, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Feb 5 Ed Sabol, co-founder of NFL Films, elected for enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame
  • Feb 10 61st Berlin International Film Festival: "A Separation" wins the Golden Bear
  • Feb 13 64th British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs): "The King's Speech" Best Film, David Fincher Best Director
  • Feb 15 "A Separation" written and directed by Asghar Farhad, starring Leila Hatamiand and Payman Maadi premieres at the Fajr Film Festival in Tehran (Academy Award Best Foreign Film)
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Film & TV Awards in 2011

  • Jan 6 37th People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Kristen Stewart win (Movie Star) and Hugh Laurie & Lisa Edelstein win (TV Drama)
  • Jan 14 16th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: The Social Network wins Best Film
  • Jan 16 68th Golden Globes: The Social Network, Colin Firth, & Natalie Portman win
  • Jan 30 27th Sundance Film Festival: "Like Crazy", directed by Drake Doremus, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Feb 10 61st Berlin International Film Festival: "A Separation" wins the Golden Bear
  • Feb 13 64th British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs): "The King's Speech" Best Film, David Fincher Best Director
  • Feb 26 31st Golden Raspberry Awards: "The Last Airbender" wins
  • Feb 27 83rd Academy Awards: Best Picture "The King's Speech", Colin Firth and Natalie Portman win best acting awards
  • Feb 27 83rd Academy Awards: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross win Best Original Score for 'The Social Network'
  • Mar 4 42nd NAACP Image Awards: "For Colored Girls" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • May 22 64th Cannes Film Festival: "The Tree of Life" directed by Terrence Malick wins the Palme d'Or
  • May 22 57th British Academy Television Awards: "Harry & Paul" Best Comedy, "Sherlock" Best Drama
  • Jun 20 1st Critics' Choice Television Awards: Modern Family wins Best Comedy Series, Mad Men wins Best Drama Series
  • Jul 21 44th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center
  • Aug 31 68th Venice Film Festival: "Faust" directed by Alexander Sokurov wins Golden Lion
  • Sep 9 58th National Film Awards (India): "Adaminte Makan Abu" wins the Golden Lotus
  • Sep 18 63rd Emmy Awards: Mad Men, Modern Family, Kyle Chandler & Julianna Margulies win
  • Sep 18 36th Toronto International Film Festival: "Where Do We Go Now?" directed by Nadine Labaki wins the People's Choice Award (Drama)

Actors and Actresses Born in 2011

  • Oct 9 Scotty McCreery, American country music singer. (American Idol, 2011; "I Love You This Big"), born in Garner, North Carolina

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Jan 1 "Hot in Cleveland" actress Valerie Bertinelli weds financial planner Tom Vitale at their home in Malibu, California
  • Jan 14 "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" actor James Marsters (48) weds longtime girlfriend Patricia Rahman in Los Angeles
  • Jan 30 "Chuck" actress Sarah Lancaster (30) weds attorney Matthew Jacobs in Southern California

Divorces in Film & TV

  • Jan 21 Actress Jaime Pressly (35) divorces entertainment lawyer Simran Singh (33) due to irreconcilable differences after more than 1 year of marriage
  • Jan 28 "Desperate Housewives" actress Eva Longoria (36) divorces NBA player Tony Parker (29) due to irreconcilable differences 3 years after a storybook wedding
  • Feb 10 Former Playboy model Camille Donatacci (42) divorces "Frasier" actor-comedian Kelsey Grammer (56) due to irreconcilable differences after 14 years of marriage

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