2014 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 8 40th People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Sandra Bullock win (Movie Star) and Josh Charles & Stana Katić win (Dramatic TV)

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Jan 12 "True Detective", a crime-drama starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, debuts on HBO

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Jan 12 Woody Allen receives the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards

Actor, Screenwriter and Director Woody Allen
Actor, Screenwriter and Director
Woody Allen
  • Jan 12 71st Golden Globes: "12 Years a Slave", Matthew McConaughey, & Cate Blanchett win
  • Jan 16 19th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: 12 Years a Slave wins Best Film

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Jan 18 20th Screen Actors Guild Awards: Mathew McConaughey and Cate Blanchett win

  • Jan 26 30th Sundance Film Festival: "Whiplash", directed by Damien Chazelle, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Feb 2 Super Bowl XLVIII: Seattle Seahawks defeat Denver Broncos 42-8, most viewed television event in the United States with over 111 million viewers

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Feb 6 Jay Leno ends his time on "The Tonight Show"

TV Host and Comedian Jay Leno
TV Host and Comedian
Jay Leno
  • Feb 6 64th Berlin International Film Festival: "Black Coal, Thin Ice" wins the Golden Bear
  • Feb 11 11 people are killed after a grenade was tossed into a movie theatre in Peshawar, Pakistan

Conference meetingConference of Interest

Feb 14 Actress Ellen Page comes out as gay in a speech at the Human Rights Campaign's "Time to Thrive" conference

Actress Ellen Page
Actress
Ellen Page
  • Feb 16 67th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "12 Years a Slave" Best Film, Alfonso Cuaron Best Director

Film release premierFilm Premier

Feb 17 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon premieres on NBC

Comedian and TV Host Jimmy Fallon
Comedian and TV Host
Jimmy Fallon
  • Feb 22 45th NAACP Image Awards: "12 Years a Slave" wins Outstanding Motion Picture

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Feb 26 Seth Rogen testifies about Alzheimer's disease before the United States Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services

Actor & Writer Seth Rogen
Actor & Writer
Seth Rogen

Film release premierFilm Premier

Mar 13 "Captain America: The Winter Soldier", directed by Joe Johnston, starring Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson, premieres in Los Angeles

Music releaseMusic Single

Mar 17 Sia releases her single "Chandelier" with a music video featuring Maddie Ziegler

Dancer, Actress and Model Maddie Ziegler
Dancer, Actress and Model
Maddie Ziegler

Film release premierFilm Premier

Apr 10 "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" directed by Marc Webb and starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone premieres in London

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Apr 27 "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" late-night talk and news show fronted by John Oliver premieres on HBO

Comedian John Oliver
Comedian
John Oliver

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Apr 28 Craig Ferguson announces he will leave "The Late Late Show" at the end of 2014

Actor & Comedian Craig Ferguson
Actor & Comedian
Craig Ferguson
  • May 3 61st National Film Awards (India): "Ship of Theseus" wins the Golden Lotus
  • May 18 60th British Academy Television Awards: "A League of Their Own" Best Comedy, "Broadchurch" Best Drama
  • May 25 67th Cannes Film Festival: "Winter Sleep" directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan wins the Palme d'Or

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May 27 The director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde calls for "tougher regulation and tighter supervision" of banking sector

Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde
Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund
Christine Lagarde

Film release premierFilm Release

May 30 Seth MacFarlane's "A Million Ways to Die in the West" is released to theatres, MacFarlane's first live-action role on the big screen

  • May 31 Psy's "Gangnam Style" becomes the first video to reach 2 billion views on YouTube

Music releaseMusic Single

Jun 3 Dove Cameron releases a single, “Count Me In"

Actress Dove Cameron
Actress
Dove Cameron

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Jun 8 Audra McDonald wins a Tony for her portrayal of Billie Holiday in "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar And Grill"

Actress and Singer Audra McDonald
Actress and Singer
Audra McDonald
Jazz Musician Billie Holiday
Jazz Musician
Billie Holiday

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Jun 9 Laverne Cox becomes the first transgender person to appear on the cover of "Time" Magazine

Actress Laverne Cox
Actress
Laverne Cox

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Jun 18 Ian McKellen is awarded an honorary degree by Cambridge University, becoming a Doctor of Letters

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jun 19 "Transformers: Age of Extinction" directed by Michael Bay and starring Mark Wahlberg premieres in Hong Kong. Highest grossing film of 2014 ($1.104 billion)

Actor & Former Rapper Mark Wahlberg
Actor & Former Rapper
Mark Wahlberg

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Jun 19 4th Critics' Choice Television Awards: Orange Is the New Black wins Best Comedy Series, Breaking Bad wins Best Drama Series

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Jul 1 Jennifer Love Hewitt joins the CBS series "Criminal Minds"

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jul 21 "Guardians of the Galaxy", directed by James Gunn, starring Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana, premieres in Hollywood, Los Angeles

Actress Zoe Saldana
Actress
Zoe Saldana
  • Jul 22 News broadcaster Al Jazeera claim that its office in Gaza is under attack by the Israeli Defence Force
  • Jul 24 47th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

Aug 25 66th Primetime Emmy Awards hosted by Seth Meyers broadcast on NBC

Comedian and Writer Seth Meyers
Comedian and Writer
Seth Meyers

Film release premierFilm Premier

Aug 27 "Birdman" directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu and starring Michael Keaton and Zach Galifianakis premieres at the Venice Film Festival (Best Picture 2015)

  • Aug 27 71st Venice Film Festival: "A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence" directed by Roy Andersson wins Golden Lion

Music releaseAlbum Release

Sep 16 Barbra Streisand releases album "Partners" features duets with other artists, when reaches No 1, makes Streisand only recording-artist with top album in six decades

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand

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Sep 18 Emma Watson delivers an address to a standing ovation at UN Headquarters in New York City, helping launch the UN Women campaign HeForShe, which calls for men to advocate for gender equality

Actress Emma Watson
Actress
Emma Watson

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Oct 5 Russell Crowe owned South Sydney Rabbitohs beat Canterbury Bulldogs, 30-6 to break 43 year drought and win National Rugby League (Australia) Premiership

Film release premierFilm Premier

Nov 10 "The Hunger Games" Mockingjay - Part 1" directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson premieres in London

Actress Jennifer Lawrence
Actress
Jennifer Lawrence
Actress, Director Elizabeth Banks
Actress, Director
Elizabeth Banks

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 1 "The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies", 3rd and final Hobbit film, directed by Peter Jackson, starring Martin Freeman and Ian McKellen, premieres in London

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

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Dec 2 Comedian Bill Cosby resigns from the board of trustees of an American university following renewed sexual assault allegations

Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Actor/Comedian
Bill Cosby
  • Dec 17 Sony Pictures cancels the release of "The Interview", starring Seth Rogen, Lizzy Caplan, and James Franco, after a cyber attack on the studio

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 14 Actress Jamie Lynn Spears (22) weds businessman Jamie Watson at the Audubon Tea Room in New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Apr 4 TV personality Taylor Armstrong (42) weds attorney John Bluher at the Bel Air Bay Club in Pacific Palisades, California
  • Apr 11 Actor and painter Titus Welliver (53) weds former model Jose Stemkens at Saddle Peak Lodge in Calabasas, California
  • May 16 Supermodel and socialite Poppy Delevingne (28) weds James Cook in London

HeartWedding of Interest

May 24 Rapper and record producer Kanye West (36) weds model Kim Kardashian (33) at Fort di Belvedere in Florence, Italy

TV Personality & Model Kim Kardashian
TV Personality & Model
Kim Kardashian
Rapper Kanye West
Rapper
Kanye West
  • May 25 Happy Endings actress Casey Wilson (33) weds comedy writer David Caspe (35) in Ojai, California
  • Jun 7 Good Morning America's meteorologist Ginger Zee (33) weds NBC news correspondent Benjamin Aaron at beachfront ceremony in Petoskey, Michigan
  • Jun 28 Socialite and actress Olivia Palermo (28) weds model Johannes Huebl in Bedford, New York
  • Jul 4 Star Trek actor Tom Hardy (36) weds actress Charlotte Riley (32) in a secret ceremony
  • Jul 4 Reef band guitarist Jesse Wood (37) weds TV presenter Fearne Cotton (32) in London
  • Jul 5 Writer and comedian John Mulaney (32) weds make-up artist Annamarie Tendler at the Onteora Mountain House in Boiceville, New York
  • Jul 19 Maroon 5 lead vocalist Adam Levine (35) weds Victoria's Secret model Behati Prinsloo (25) in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • Jul 27 Actress and model Scheana Marie (29) weds longtime boyfriend Michael Shay at the Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Santa Susana, California

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 23 Actress Angelina Jolie (39) weds actor and film producer Brad Pitt (50) in Correns, France

Actress Angelina Jolie
Actress
Angelina Jolie
Actor and Producer Brad Pitt
Actor and Producer
Brad Pitt
  • Aug 31 Model and TV host Jenny McCarthy (41) weds singer Donnie Wahlberg (45) at the Hotel Baker in St. Charles, Illinois
  • Aug 31 Singer-songwriter Ashlee Simpson (29) weds "Hunger Games" actor Evan Ross (26) in Greenwich, Connecticut

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 8 Actress Ashley Tisdale (29) weds singer Christopher French at a private ceremony in Santa Barbara, California

Actress and Singer Ashley Tisdale
Actress and Singer
Ashley Tisdale

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 27 Actor George Clooney (53) weds lawyer Amal Alamuddin (36) at the seven-star Aman Canal Grande hotel in Venice, Italy

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 1 Actress Scarlett Johansson (30) weds advertising agency owner Romain Dauriac in Philipsburg, Montana

  • Oct 18 "Glee" TV star Matthew Morrison (35) weds Renee Puente at a private home on the island of Maui
  • Nov 29 Reality TV personality Snooki (27) weds Jionni LaValle at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in East Hanover, New Jersey
  • Dec 5 Actress and model Amber Stevens (28) weds "The Walking Dead" actor Andrew J. West (28) in Los Angeles, California

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 15 "Theory of Everything" actor Eddie Redmayne (32) weds Hannah Bagshawe at Babington House in Somerset, England


Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jun 6 Actess Melanie Griffith (45) and actor Antonio Banderas (53) file for divorce citing irreconcilable differences after 18 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Dec 12 Actor and comedian Nick Cannon (37) files for divorce from singer Mariah Carey (48) after 6 years of marriage

Singer Mariah Carey
Singer
Mariah Carey

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 3 Tom Rosenthal, British publisher and broadcaster, dies at 78
  • Jan 5 Carmen Zapata, American actress (Hagen, Viva Valdez, Man & the City), dies at 86
  • Jan 6 Larry D Mann, Canadian actor and broadcaster (Accidental Family, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer), dies at 91
  • Jan 16 Russell Johnson, American television and film actor, best known for his role as "The Professor" on Gilligan's Island, dies of kidney failure at 89
  • Jan 16 Dave Madden, Canadian-born American actor (Charlotte's Web, Alice, The Partridge Family), dies from heart and kidney failure at 82
  • Jan 31 Christopher Jones, American actor, dies from cancer at 72

Person of interestMaximilian Schell

Feb 1 Maximilian Schell, Swiss-Austrian actor (Judgment at Nuremberg, The Pedestrian), dies at 83

Person of interestPhilip Seymour Hoffman

Feb 2 Philip Seymour Hoffman, American actor (Capote, Moneyball) dies of a suspected drug overdose at 46

Person of interestShirley Temple

Feb 10 Shirley Temple, American actress and diplomat, famous 1930s child star (Bright Eyes, Heidi), dies of natural causes at 85

Actress and Diplomat Shirley Temple
Actress and Diplomat
Shirley Temple
  • Feb 12 Isaac Sidney "Sid" Caesar, American comic actor and writer ("Your Show of Shows"), dies at 91
  • Feb 13 Ralph Waite, American actor, director and political candidate (Cool Hand Luke, The Waltons), dies at 85
  • Feb 24 Harold Ramis, American actor & director, dies from vasculitis at 69
  • Mar 6 Sheila MacRae, British-born actress (Jackie Gleason Show), dies at 92
  • Mar 15 David Brenner, American stand-up comedian and TV talk show host (Nightlife) known as a pioneer of observational comedy, dies from cancer at 78
  • Mar 17 Gene Feist, American actor, playwright, producer and co-founder of Roundabout Theater Company, dies at 91
  • Mar 23 Geriatric1927 [Peter Oakley], English video blogger, dies at 86
  • Mar 30 Kate O'Mara, English actress (Dynasty) and writer, dies at 74
  • Apr 5 John Pinette, American comedian and actor (The Punisher, Junior), dies from an pulmonary embolism at 50
  • Apr 8 The Ultimate Warrior [James Brian Hellwig], American Hall of Fame professional wrestler, dies from a heart attack at 54

Person of interestGabriel García Márquez

Apr 17 Gabriel García Márquez, Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist (1982 Nobel Prize in Literature), dies of pneumonia at 87

Colombian Writer Gabriel García Márquez
Colombian Writer
Gabriel García Márquez
  • May 12 Cornell Borchers, German actress (The Big Lift, Floodtide, Istanbul), dies at 89
  • May 25 Herb Jeffries [Umberto Alejandro Ballentino], American actor and director (The Bronze Buckaroo, Mundo depravados), dies of heart failure at 100
  • Jun 9 Rik Mayall, English actor & comedian, dies from cardiac arrest at 56
  • Jun 14 Sam Kelly [Roger Michael Kelly], English actor ('Allo 'Allo!, Porridge), dies of cancer at 70
  • Jun 14 Francis Matthews, British actor (Paul Temple, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons), dies at 86

Person of interestCasey Kasem

Jun 15 Casey Kasem, American radio personality (creator of American Top 40) and the voice of Shaggy on Scooby-Doo, dies from Lewy body dementia at 82

Disc Jockey and Actor Casey Kasem
Disc Jockey and Actor
Casey Kasem
  • Jun 15 Jacques Bergerac, French actor (Gigi, Les Girls, Thunder in Sun) and business executive (Revlon), dies at 87
  • Jun 30 Paul Mazursky, American film director and screenwriter, dies from pulmonary cardiac arrest at 84

Person of interestEileen Ford

Jul 9 Eileen Ford, American modelling agency executive and co-founder (Ford Modelling Agency), dies from complications of meningioma and osteoporosis at 92

Co-Founder of Ford Models Eileen Ford
Co-Founder of Ford Models
Eileen Ford

Person of interestRobin Williams

Aug 11 Robin Williams, American actor and comedian (Mork & Mindy, Good Will Hunting), commits suspected suicide at 63

Actor and Comedian Robin Williams
Actor and Comedian
Robin Williams
  • Aug 12 Lauren Bacall, American actress and singer named the 20th greatest female star of classic Hollywood cinema (Dark Passage, Key Largo), dies of a stroke at 89
  • Aug 18 Don Pardo, TV announcer (Jeopardy, Saturday Night Live), dies at 96

Person of interestRichard Attenborough

Aug 24 Richard Attenborough, English actor and director (Gandhi, Young Winston), dies at 90

Director and Actor Richard Attenborough
Director and Actor
Richard Attenborough

Person of interestJoan Rivers

Sep 4 Joan Rivers, American comedienne (Late Show, Hollywood Sq), dies at 81 after serious complications from a procedure on her vocal cords

Actress, Comedian and T.V. Host Joan Rivers
Actress, Comedian and T.V. Host
Joan Rivers
  • Sep 4 Donatas Banionis, Lithuanian actor (Solaris, Goya or the Hard Way to Enlightenment), dies at 90
  • Sep 20 Polly Bergen [Nellie Burgin], American actress, singer, television host, and writer (Rhoda-Winds of War, The Helen Morgan Story), dies of natural causes at 84
  • Oct 1 Lynsey de Paul, British singer and actress (Sugar Me), dies from a brain hemorrhage at 66
  • Oct 5 Geoffrey Holder, Trinidadian-American actor, choreographer, singer, director and painter (Annie, The Wiz), dies at 84
  • Oct 20 Lili Carati, Miss Italy 1975 and actress (Alcove), dies at 58
  • Nov 6 Carole Mathews [Jean Deifel], American actress (The Californians, Swamp Women), dies at 94
  • Nov 12 Richard Pasco, British actor (Gorgon, Arch of Triumph), dies at 88
  • Nov 12 Warren Clark, British actor, dies at 67
  • Nov 14 Glen Larson, American television producer & writer, dies from esophageal cancer at 77
  • Nov 19 Mike Nichols [Mikhail Peschkowsky], German-American film director (Catch 22, The Graduate, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), dies from cardiac arrest at 83
  • Dec 7 Ken Weatherwax, American actor, dies from a heart attack at 59
  • Dec 7 John Bartholomew Tucker, American TV host (Candid Camera, Treasure Island), dies at 84
  • Dec 9 Mary Ann Mobley, American model/actress, dies from breast cancer at 77
  • Dec 14 Bess Myerson, 1st Jewish Miss America (1945), dies at 90
  • Dec 20 John Freeman, British politician (Labour)/ambassador/TV host, dies at 99
  • Dec 21 Billie Whitelaw, English actress, dies at 82
  • Dec 30 Yolande Donlan, British-American actress (Jigsaw, Expresso Bongo, Penny Princess), dies at 94

Person of interestLuise Rainer

Dec 30 Luise Rainer, German and American actress, - 1st actor to win multiple Academy Awards (1936, 1937), dies at 104

Actress Luise Rainer
Actress
Luise Rainer