2013 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 10 39th People's Choice Awards: Robert Downey, Jr & Jennifer Lawrence win (Movie Star) and Nathan Fillion & Ellen Pompeo win (TV Drama)

  • Jan 10 18th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: Argo wins Best Film

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 13 70th Golden Globes: Argo, Daniel Day-Lewis, & Jessica Chastain win

  • Jan 27 29th Sundance Film Festival: "Fruitvale Station", directed by Ryan Coogler, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Film release premierFilm Release

Feb 1 "House of Cards", starring Kevin Spacey as Frank Underwood and Robin Wright as his wife, is released on Netflix

Actor Kevin Spacey
Actor
Kevin Spacey
Actress Robin Wright
Actress
Robin Wright
Actress Kate Mara
Actress
Kate Mara
  • Feb 1 44th NAACP Image Awards: "Red Tails" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • Feb 7 63rd Berlin International Film Festival: "Child's Pose" wins the Golden Bear

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Feb 10 66th British Academy Awards:" Argo", Ben Affleck, Daniel Day-Lewis and Emmanuelle Riva win

  • Feb 10 66th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "Argo" Best Film, Ben Affleck Best Director

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 12 At a ceremony in Philadelphia, the NFL pays tribute to the life of the late Steve Sabol and his many contributions to the league

American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Steve Sabol
American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films
Steve Sabol

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 16 Angelina Jolie undergoes a preventive double mastectomy after learning she had an 87% risk of developing breast cancer due to a defective BRCA1 gene

  • Feb 23 33rd Golden Raspberry Awards: "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" wins
  • Feb 24 85th Academy Awards: "Argo", Daniel Day-Lewis & Jennifer Lawrence win
  • Mar 4 British TV drama "Broadchurch" created by Chris Chibnall, starring David Tennant and Olivia Colman premieres on ITV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 14 Comedian Kevin Hart is arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in California

Comedian and Actor Kevin Hart
Comedian and Actor
Kevin Hart

Film release premierFilm Premier

Apr 18 "Iron Man 3", directed by Shane Black, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow, premieres in London


Film release premierFilm Premier

Apr 23 "Star Trek Into Darkness" directed by J. J. Abrams starring Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto premieres in Sydney

Director, Producer and Writer J. J. Abrams
Director, Producer and Writer
J. J. Abrams

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 26 Cory Monteith is reported to have completed treatment at a drug rehabilitation facility

Actor & Musician Cory Monteith
Actor & Musician
Cory Monteith
  • Apr 30 Bollywood actor Rajesh Khanna is declared "The First Superstar of Indian cinema" at the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards
  • May 3 60th National Film Awards (India): "Paan Singh Tomar" wins the Golden Lotus
  • May 12 59th British Academy Television Awards: "The Revolution Will Be Televised" Best Comedy, "Last Tango in Halifax" Best Drama

Book releaseHistoric Publication

May 14 Dan Brown's fourth novel starring Robert Langdon (The Da Vinci Code), titled "Inferno", is released and instantly becomes a bestseller

Author Dan Brown
Author
Dan Brown
  • May 26 66th Cannes Film Festival: "Blue Is the Warmest Colour" directed by Abdellatif Kechiche wins the Palme d'Or. The two main actresses in the film, Adele Exarchopoulos and Lea Seydoux also awarded

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 10 3rd Critics' Choice Television Awards: The Big Bang Theory wins Best Comedy Series, Breaking Bad & Game of Thrones win Best Drama Series (tie)

  • Jun 16 "Despicable Me 2" directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud with voices by Steve Carrel and Kristen Wiig premieres at the Champs-Elysées Film Festival

Music releaseTheater Premiere

Jun 26 Peter Ustinov's "The Moment of Truth" opens at Southwark Playhouse in London starring Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley)

Actress Bonnie Wright
Actress
Bonnie Wright
  • Jul 11 "Orange Is the New Black" premieres on Netflix starring Taylor Schilling, first series to be nominated for comedy and drama Emmy awards
  • Jul 18 46th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center

Music releaseAlbum Release

Jul 19 Selena Gomez releases her debut solo studio album "Stars Dance"

Singer and Actress Selena Gomez
Singer and Actress
Selena Gomez

Film release premierFilm Premier

Aug 20 "One Direction: This Is Us" 3D concert film of One Direction directed by Morgan Spurlock premieres in London

Singer-songwriter Zayn Malik
Singer-songwriter
Zayn Malik
Singer Harry Styles
Singer
Harry Styles

Film release premierFilm Premier

Aug 27 "Gravity", directed and co-written by Alfonso Cuarón and starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney premieres at the Venice Film Festival

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 27 Dove Cameron releases a cover of "On Top of the World" by Imagine Dragons

Actress Dove Cameron
Actress
Dove Cameron
  • Aug 28 70th Venice Film Festival: "Sacro GRA" directed by Gianfranco Rosi wins Golden Lion
  • Aug 30 "12 Years a Slave" based on the memoir by Solomon Northup, directed by Steve McQueen and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender and Benedict Cumberbatch premieres at the Telluride Film Festival (Best Picture 2014)

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

Sep 22 65th Prime time Emmy Awards: "Breaking Bad" and "Modern Family" win

Film release premierFilm Premier

Oct 22 "Thor: The Dark World", directed by Alan Taylor, starring Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman, premieres in London

  • Nov 9 María Gabriela Isler, a 25yo Venezuelan, is crowned Miss Universe 2013
  • Nov 11 "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" directed by Francis Lawrence starring Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson premieres in London
  • Nov 23 "The Day of the Doctor" 50th anniversary episode of "Doctor Who" screens on BBC One, 1st episode to feature 12th Doctor Peter Capaldi
  • Nov 25 Disney release “Frozen: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” (Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media 2015, 2014 Billboard Album of the Year)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 26 Due to a street tirade captured on video, Alec Baldwin's show "Up Late with Alec Baldwin" is cancelled after only five episodes

Film release premierFilm Release

Nov 27 "Frozen", the highest-grossing animated film of all time, starring Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell, is released

Actress/Singer Idina Menzel
Actress/Singer
Idina Menzel

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 2 "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug", 2nd film in the Hobbit series, directed by Peter Jackson, starring Martin Freeman and Ian McKellen, premieres in Los Angeles

Film Director Peter Jackson
Film Director
Peter Jackson
Actor Ian McKellen
Actor
Ian McKellen

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 14 Venkatraman Ramakrishnan is named as one of the 25 Greatest Global Living Indians by NDTV Channel, India

Structural Biologist Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
Structural Biologist
Venkatraman Ramakrishnan

Film release premierFilm Release

Dec 25 "The Wolf of Wall Street", starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill, is released


Weddings in Film & TV

  • Jan 15 "Gomer Pyle" actor Jim Nabors (82) weds retired performer Stan Cadwallader (64) at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 23 Former "Married With Children" actress Christina Applegate (41) weds rocker Martyn LeNoble (43) in Los Angeles

  • Apr 24 Actress and director Melissa Gilbert (48) weds actor Timothy Busfield (55) at the San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, California

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 27 NBA great Michael Jordan (50) weds 2nd wife model Yvette Prieto at Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach, Florida

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan

HeartWedding of Interest

May 4 Actress Keira Knightley (28) weds musician James Righton (29) in France

  • May 10 "Beverly Hills, 90210" actress Shenae Grimes (23) weds model and musician Josh Beech at the Boys Hall in Ashford, Kent

HeartWedding of Interest

May 26 "Breaking Bad" actor Aaron Paul (33) weds Lauren Parsekian at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, California

Actor Aaron Paul
Actor
Aaron Paul
  • Jun 8 TV personality Kristin Cavallari (26) weds Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (30) in Nasvhille, Tennessee
  • Jun 13 Model and actress Joanna Krupa (34) weds businessman Romain Zago in Southern California
  • Jun 22 "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" actress NeNe Leakes (45) weds her ex-husband Gregg Leakes at the InterContinental Buckhead Hotel in Atlanta

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 22 Star Wars creator George Lucas (69) weds Dreamworks Animation chairman Mellody Hobson (44) at Lucas' Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, California

Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas
Chairman of Dreamworks Animation Mellody Hobson
Chairman of Dreamworks Animation
Mellody Hobson

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 22 Actor Adam Driver (29) weds girlfriend Joanne Tucker

  • Jul 8 Model Amber Rose (29) weds rapper Wiz Khalifa (25) in Pennsylvania

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 13 "Catwoman" actress Halle Berry (46) weds actor Olivier Martinez (47) at Chateau des Conde in Vallery, France

Actress Halle Berry
Actress
Halle Berry

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 13 TV host Jimmy Kimmel (45) weds co-head writer Molly McNearney in Ojai, California

TV Host Jimmy Kimmel
TV Host
Jimmy Kimmel
  • Jul 30 "Hunger Games" actor Sam Claflin (27) weds actress Laura Haddock (27) in a private ceremony
  • Aug 3 Actor and model Kevin Zegers (28) weds talent agent Jaime Feld in New Jersey

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 18 Actress Rosanna Arquette (54) weds investment banker Todd Morgan at a private ceremony in Malibu, California

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 20 Actor Maximilian Schell (82) weds opera singer Iva Mihanovic (35) in Carinthia, Austria

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 1 Comedian Seth Meyers (39) weds human rights lawyer Alexi Ashe on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts

Comedian and Writer Seth Meyers
Comedian and Writer
Seth Meyers

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 7 Actor Patrick Stewart (72) weds singer Sunny Ozell (35) near Lake Tahoe

  • Sep 10 TV personality Holly Madison (33) weds Insomniac Events founder Pasquale Rotella in a fairytale wedding at Disneyland

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 14 Singer-songwriter John Legend (34) weds model Chrissy Teigen (27) at Villa Pizzo in Lake Como, Italy

Singer-songwriter John Legend
Singer-songwriter
John Legend

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 12 "Charmed" tv actress Rose McGowan (40) weds artist Davey Detail at the Paramour Mansion in Los Angeles, California

Actress and Activist Rose McGowan
Actress and Activist
Rose McGowan

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 12 Grammy award-winning record producer Pharrell Williams (40) weds model Helen Lasichanh in Miami, Florida

  • Nov 9 "Mad Men" actor Jared Harris (52) weds lighting designer and TV host Allegra Riggio on a yacht in Miami

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 21 Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt (34) weds actor Brian Hallisay (34)

  • Dec 21 Actress and model Teresa Palmer (27) weds actor/director Mark Webber (33) in Mexico

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 29 YouTube star Casey Neistat (32) weds Candice Pool in Cape Town, South Africa

YouTube Star and Filmmaker Casey Neistat
YouTube Star and Filmmaker
Casey Neistat
  • Dec 31 Actress-comedian Lily Tomlin (74) weds screenwriter Jane Wagner (78) in Los Angeles, California

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

May 28 Actress Courteney Cox and actor David Arquette divorce after 13 years of marriage

Actress Courteney Cox
Actress
Courteney Cox

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Nov 27 Actor Ashton Kutcher (35) divorces actress Demi Moore (51) due to irreconcilable differences after 8 years of marriage


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 2 Ned Wertimer, American actor (The Jeffersons), dies from complications from a fall at 89
  • Jan 3 Sergiu Nicolaescu, Romanian film director, dies from surgical complications at 82
  • Jan 4 Tony Lip [Frank Anthony Vallelonga], American author and actor (Sopranos, Donnie Brasco, Good Fellas), dies at 82
  • Jan 11 Mariangela Melato, Italian actress (Flash Gordon, Summer Night), dies at 71
  • Jan 14 Conrad Bain, Canadian actor (Maude, Diff'rent Strokes), dies from natural causes at 89
  • Jan 15 Nagisa Oshima, Japanese film director and screen writer, dies at 80
  • Jan 15 Daphne Anderson, British actress (Beggar's Opera, Hobson's Choice), dies at 90
  • Jan 17 Robert F. Chew, American actor, dies from heart failure at 52
  • Jan 21 Michael Winner, English film director and producer (Death Wish), dies at 77
  • Jan 22 Leslie Frankenheimer, American film set designer, dies from leukaemia at 64
  • Feb 1 Sir Paul Holmes, New Zealand media broadcaster, dies from prostate cancer and heart problems at 62
  • Feb 2 John Kerr, American actor (South Pacific, Peyton Place, Pit & Pendulum), dies at 81
  • Feb 10 W. Watts Biggers, American novelist and animator, dies at 85
  • Feb 17 Richard Briers, English actor, dies from emphysema at 79
  • Feb 18 Elspet Gray, Lady Rix, Scottish actress (4 Weddings & a Funeral, Solo, Tokyo), dies at 83
  • Feb 19 Donald Richie, American-born author and (Japanese) film critic, dies at 88
  • Feb 27 Dale Robertson, American actor (Death Valley Days, Tales of Wells Fargo, The Iron Horse), dies at 89
  • Mar 1 Bonnie Franklin, American actress, dies from pancreatic cancer at 69
  • Mar 13 Malachi Throne, American actor, dies at 84
  • Mar 16 Frank Thornton, British actor (Are You Being Served?, Last of the Summer Wine), dies from natural causes at 92
  • Mar 19 Harry Reems, American actor, dies from pancreatic cancer at 65
  • Mar 26 Don Payne, American television and screen writer, dies from bone cancer at 48
  • Mar 28 Richard Griffiths, British actor, dies from complications from heart surgery at 65
  • Apr 2 Jesús Franco, Spanish film director and writer, dies from complications from a stroke at 82
  • Apr 2 Milo O'Shea, Irish character actor (Barbarella, Staircase and Mass Appeal, Romeo & Juliet), dies at 86
  • Apr 3 Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, German-American novelist and screenwriter, dies from pulmonary failure at 85
  • Apr 4 Roger Ebert, American film critic (Pulitzer Prize 1975), dies of cancer at 70
  • Apr 8 Annette Funicello, American singer and actress (Mickey Mouse Club), dies from multiple sclerosis complications at 70
  • Apr 8 Sara Montiel, Spanish actress and singer (The Last Torch Song, The Violet Seller), dies at 85
  • Apr 11 Jonathan Winters, American comedian and actor, dies from natural causes at 87
  • Apr 12 Michael France, American screenwriter, dies from complications from diabetes at 51
  • Apr 13 Frank Bank, American actor (Lumpy-Leave it to Beaver), dies at 71
  • Apr 14 John S Ragin, American actor (Dr Astin-Quincy ME), dies at 83
  • Apr 15 Richard LeParmentier, American actor (Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope), dies at 66
  • Apr 17 Deanna Durbin [Edna Mae Durbin], Canadian actress and vocalist (Every Sunday, Three Smart Girls, 100 Men & a Girl), dies at 91
  • Apr 19 Allan Arbus, American actor, dies from heart failure at 95
  • Apr 19 Alan Arbus, American actor and photographer (M*A*S*H, Greaser's Palace, Curb Your Enthusiasm), dies of congestive heart failure at 95
  • Apr 20 Nosher Powell, English actor and boxer, dies at 84
  • Apr 25 Virginia Gibson, American actress, dies at 88
  • Apr 26 Jacqueline Brookes, American actress (Jack & Mike, Another World), dies at 82
  • May 7 Ray Harryhausen, American movie special effect artist (Clash of Titans), dies at 92
  • May 8 Brian Forbes, English director and actor, dies at 86
  • May 8 Jeanne Cooper, American actress (Kay-The Young & Restless), dies at 84
  • May 16 Paul Shane, English comedian and actor, dies at 72
  • May 18 Steve Forrest, American actor (SWAT), dies at 87
  • May 27 Bill Pertwee, British actor (Dad's Army), dies at 86
  • May 29 Françoise Blanchard, French actress, dies at 58
  • May 31 Jean Stapleton, American actress (Damn Yankees, Klute, All in the Family), dies at 90
  • May 31 Marta Romero, Puerto Rican actress & singer (La Divina Infiel, The Shadow of the Bat), dies at 85
  • Jun 6 Esther Williams, American swimmer and actress (Dangerous when Wet), dies from natural causes at 91

Person of interestJames Gandolfini

Jun 19 James Gandolfini, American actor (The Sopranos), dies from a heart attack at 51

  • Jun 21 Edgeworth Blair "Elliott" Reid, American actor (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), dies from heart failure at 93
  • Jun 23 Richard Matheson, American author and screen writer, dies at 87
  • Jun 28 Matt Osborne, American professional wrestler, dies at 55
  • Jul 12 Pran Krishan Sikand, Indian actor often cast as the villain in Hindi cinema (Khandaan, Be-Imaan), dies of pneumonia at 93
  • Jul 12 Alan Whicker, British journalist and TV broadcaster (Whicker's World), dies at 91

Person of interestCory Monteith

Jul 13 Cory Monteith, Canadian actor and musician, dies of heroin and alcohol overdose at 31

Actor & Musician Cory Monteith
Actor & Musician
Cory Monteith
  • Jul 19 Mel Smith, English comedian and author, dies from a heart attack at 60
  • Jul 19 Poncie Ponce, American actor (Kazuo Kim-Hawaiian Eye), dies from heart failure at 80
  • Jul 22 Dennis Farina, American actor, dies from a pulmonary embolism at 69
  • Jul 25 Bernadette Lafont, French actress (Perils of Gwendoline), dies from cardiac arrest at 74
  • Jul 28 Eileen Breenan, American actress, dies from bladder cancer at 80
  • Jul 31 Michael Ansara, American actor (Broken Arrow, Centennial), dies at 91
  • Aug 8 Karen Black, American actress, dies from ampullary cancer at 74
  • Aug 14 Lisa Robin Kelly, American actress, dies at 43
  • Aug 24 Julie Harris, American actress (Bell Jar, I Am a Camera, East of Eden), heart failure at 87
  • Aug 31 David Frost, British broadcaster, dies from a heart attack at 74

Person of interestTommy Morrison

Sep 1 Tommy Morrison, American heavyweight boxing champion and actor, dies from multiple organ failure at 44

Heavyweight Boxer Tommy Morrison
Heavyweight Boxer
Tommy Morrison
  • Sep 2 David Jacobs, British broadcaster (Juke Box Jury), dies at 87
  • Sep 18 Richard C Sarafian, American actor and director, dies from complications from pneumonia at 83
  • Sep 27 Jay Robinson, American actor (Born Again, Malibu Bikini Shop), dies at 83
  • Oct 7 Patrice Chéreau, French opera director and actor (Danton), dies from lung cancer at 68
  • Oct 10 Kumar Pallana, Indian character actor and vaudevillian (Bottle Rocket, Rushmore), dies at 94
  • Oct 11 Stu Gilliam, American actor and comedian (Roll Out, Harris & Company), dies at 80
  • Oct 12 Eduard Martsevich, Soviet-Russian actor and People's Artist of the RSFSR, dies at 76
  • Oct 16 Ed Lauter, American actor, dies from mesothelioma at 74
  • Oct 18 Mary Carver [Carvellas], American actress (Simon & Simon, Star Trek: Enterprise), dies at 89
  • Oct 19 Noel Harrison, British singer and actor, dies of a heart attack at 79
  • Oct 25 Marcia Wallace, American actress, dies from pneumonia at 70
  • Oct 25 Nigel Davenport, British actor (Without a Clue, Masada), dies at 85
  • Nov 11 George Reinholt, American actor, dies at 73
  • Nov 13 Barbara Lawrence, American model, actress, and real estate agent (Oklahoma!, A Letter to Three Wives), dies of kidney failure at 83
  • Nov 21 Maurice Vachon, Canadian professional wrestler, dies at 84
  • Nov 26 Tony Musante, American actor, dies from complications following surgery at 77
  • Nov 27 Lewis Collins, British actor, dies from cancer at 67

Person of interestPaul Walker

Nov 30 Paul Walker, American actor (The Fast and the Furious), dies in a car accident at 40

  • Nov 30 Jean Kent [Joan Summerfield], British actress (Caravan, Bond Street), dies from complications from a fall at 92
  • Dec 7 Édouard Molinaro, French film actor, director and screenwriter (La Cage aux Folles), dies a respiratory insufficiency at 85
  • Dec 8 Don Mitchell, American actor, dies at 70
  • Dec 9 Eleanor Parker, American actress (Caged, Detective Story, Hans Brinker), dies from pneumonia at 91
  • Dec 10 Rossana Podestà, Italian actress, dies at 79
  • Dec 12 Audrey Totter, American actress (Carpetbaggers, Set-Up, The Unsuspected), dies from a stroke at 95
  • Dec 12 Tom Laughlin, American actor and director (Billy Jack), dies of complications from pneumonia at 82
  • Dec 14 Peter O'Toole, Irish actor, dies at 81

Person of interestJoan Fontaine

Dec 15 Joan Fontaine, British-American actress, dies of natural causes at 96

Actress Joan Fontaine
Actress
Joan Fontaine
  • Dec 31 John Fortune [John C. Wood], English satirist and comedian (Bremner, Bird and Fortune), dies at 74
  • Dec 31 James Avery, American actor, dies from complications from surgery at 68